Leicestershire County Council is committed to working in partnership with communities to improve the lives of people living or working in Leicestershire. The Leicestershire Communities website is a resource which provides a range of useful information to help local people to actively participate in their communities. This includes individuals, i.e. residents who live in Leicestershire, as well as community groups who provide services for people in Leicestershire.
First Contact Plus is an online tool which helps adults in Leicestershire find information about a range of services all in one place. The initiative allows residents who require help with one or a number of issues to access a catalogue of information, advice, help and support. Information and resources on housing, health, living independently, money advice, work, security and other topics that assist the county’s residents can be found on this site.
Quit Ready is part of Leicestershire County Council and we welcome anyone who wants to stop smoking even if you have tried stopping in the past. In fact we always encourage people to not give up on giving up! We offer a tailored stop smoking programme that is led by you the patient. Our service is non-judgemental, confidential and free. There are no waiting times and you will be contacted by one of our friendly advisors as soon as we are in receipt of your interest.
EMPOWER is a diabetes education course that supports people to better manage their type 2 diabetes and reduce the risk of long term health complications. People diagnosed with type 2 diabetes across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are able to attend a local EMPOWER course to receive support and advice on how to self-manage their diabetes to live a healthier quality of life - it’s free, paid for by the NHS and only lasts four hours!