Below you will find a list of contacts that can help you to live well with a life-limiting illness or in in the later stages of life, including useful contacts for health services and more general support services such as food delivery services. 


There is no end to the range and number of activities you can get involved in within the county. Joining an interest group can be a great opportunity to find like minded people.  Below you will find a good cross sample of interest and activity groups which will help to get you started

General Support in Leicester and Leicestershire


Age UK

Promoting well being in later life with advice and information

National enquiries: 0800 055 6112 

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland local enquiries: 0116 299 2233   

NHS services

What to expect from end of life care


Leicestershire Information Service

A directory of health and wellbeing services for adults, children and families


Leicester Information Service

A directory of health and wellbeing services for adults, children and families

Marie Curie

For people living with any terminal illness, and their families, Marie Curie offers expert care, guidance and support, free of charge, to help them get the most they can from life, in the time that they have left

British Red Cross

Hire or borrow equipment

The First Call Service provides free practical and emotional support with post-hospital discharge or assisting people to remain independent in their own homes. This free, time-limited service is invaluable in assisting people to build their self-confidence and their ability to cope. The support could be companionship, practical tasks such as shopping, attending medical appointments, regular telephone support and signposting to other organisations for additional long term support.  All services are delivered by trained staff and volunteers. Referrals can be accepted by individuals, family members, friends and neighbours, adult social care, hospitals and other health care and voluntary sector professionals.


British Red Cross Leicestershire

Call 0345 054 7171 or email


Library Services

Help with computer access, information services, and books on medical conditions, health and wellbeing. There are libraries across the county:

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Winter Fuel Payment

Support with home heating costs

Blue Badge Scheme

Get a car parking permit

Leicestershire County Council

0116 305 0004 


Leicester City Council

0116 454 1004 


Citizens Advice

Free, independent, confidential, and impartial advice on citizens’ rights and responsibilities e.g. benefits advice and signposting to relevant local services

Call 0300 3301025 if you live in the city or 0300 3302111 if you live in Leicestershire county.


Lets talk wellbeing 

Providing help for people with anxiety, depression and other similar difficulties. Let’s Talk – Wellbeing is available in many different places in the UK

Beating Addiction Together 

Addiction treatment that promotes lifestyle changes.

T. 0800 326 5559

Help with benefits


You may be entitled to benefits when you have been given a life limiting diagnosis or are caring for a loved one for further information go to:




Leicester City Council

Citizens Advice


Age UK


Community and Law Service

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Marie Curie benefits advice

Spiritual and religious support

Please refer to our page on spiritual and religious support for useful contacts of organisations that can assist with spiritual care


Transport and home delivery services

Royal Voluntary Service

Supporting return home after a stay in hospital

Call 0116 266 7706

Age UK

Age UK offers support with shopping and meal preparation.  There are many aspects involved in this service from helping you to go food shopping, planning what meals you are going to eat, preparing them, and cooking too. Age UK are with you every step of the way when it comes to maintaining a nutritious and tasty diet.

Prep Perfect - Halal Food Menu

Provides healthy halal meal prep delivered straight to your door


Manav Seva Meals

Manav Seva Meals on wheels service is available for senior citizens or adults who are suffering from any illnesses or any types of disabilities. Currently providing home delivered fresh vegetarian meals with different menus every day.

ICare meals service

ICare delivers two-course hot meals or frozen meals 365 days a year. The person who delivers the meal will also put it on a plate for you and check that you have a drink if you request it. You can pay extra for the ICare delivery person to stay for 15 minutes to help with other needs you may have such as washing up, taking out rubbish, and checking heating and hot water.

You can choose your meal from a varied menu, including:

  • Meals for special diets (e.g. soft food, gluten free, diabetic)

  • Meals for different cultures and religions (e.g. halal, kosher, South Asian)

  • Tea (sandwich, cake and orange juice) – delivered with your hot or frozen meal

  • Breakfast (cereal, fruit juice, yogurt or fruit ) - delivered with your hot or frozen meal


Call 01858 469902 or email


Kind’s of Queniborough Food Service

Kind’s of Queniborough are a local, independent family company. They supply frozen meals and hot meals on wheels by a friendly team who can plate up, make a hot drink and provide a wellbeing check at no extra cost. They cater for all dietary and cultural requirements including halal, vegetarian and pureed meals. They can usually start a delivery the next day and can also supply groceries and home from hospital packs.
Call 0116 260 0741 or 07714 503754, or email

Rocket Meals
Meals on wheels service across the city and county using local businesses. Hot meals provided three times a week.

Call Nitesh Bhundia on 07841 374889 or email


Wiltshire Farm Foods

Wiltshire Farm Foods delivers frozen meals that you can heat yourself. They deliver once a week or once a fortnight. They cater for special diets (e.g. soft food, vegetarian, diabetic).
Call 01536 420505 or email

Oakhouse Foods

Oakhouse Foods delivers frozen meals that you can heat yourself. They deliver once a week and cater for special diets.
Call 0845 643 2009


Cook Shop Stamford

Frozen meals either click and collect or delivered to your home

Call 01780 766051


Shreejidham Haveli

Deliver tiffin service of vegetarian food. Providing support to Older people, particularly those who are frail and/or socially isolated.

Call 07711 737117 or email

East West Community Centre 

Mobile meals is one of a range of many services provided by East West Community Centre to help vulnerable people live in their own home independently for as long as they are able to do so. The service provides nutritionally balanced vegetarian meals that are delivered to your home on a daily basis or as the need arises. The mobile meals service can be provided either on a short term or longer term basis to support anyone, for example those recently discharged from hospital.

Where can I get exercise, find local interest groups and social company to maintain my wellbeing?


To find local groups, drop-ins and café chats near you, see village / parish magazines, local advertising, your library, dentist waiting rooms, GP practices, or local news and radio stations. You will find wide ranging activities including allotments, art, choirs and music, chess and puzzle clubs, movement and dance groups, informal café coffee chats, badminton, bowls and other sports clubs.


To find out more:

Walks in Leicestershire


Men in Sheds (Age UK)

Our Men’s Sheds welcome older men who would like to use and share practical skills, tools and resources to work on projects of their own choosing. Whichever activities are pursued, the essence of a shed is not the building but the network of relationships between the members. 

Call Steve Bond on 0116 2629077 / 07738 820927 or email

Leicestershire and Rutland Sport

A-Z of sport and physical wellbeing organisations in Leicestershire and Rutland

David Lloyd - Leicester Meridian

There is a heated 25m indoor pool for adults. There is also a spa complete with a sauna, steam room, and a whirlpool, so you can rest assured that any aches and pains that you experience after exercise will be well taken care of. Another of the main benefits of joining David Lloyd Leicester Meridian is that there are 70+ classes every week.

Meridian Leisure Park, Lubbesthorpe Way, Leicester, LE19 1JZ


The Gym

4A Causeway Lane. Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 4AP

Fosse Fitness 356

There is a designated ladies only gym area 

Fosse House, Fosse Way, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1NE

The Yoga Hub

A comprehensive online directory which lists yoga schools and classes throughout Leicestershire

Leicestershire Craft Centre, Market Harborough

Art and craft for everyone. Leicestershire Craft Centre offers a wide range of art and craft courses.

Call 01858 466692 or email 

10a High Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7NJtr

Craft courses in Leicestershire

A comprehensive listing of the latest art and craft classes in the county

Trip Advisor

Classes and workshops in Leicestershire


Find your local gardening club via the Royal Horticultural Society

Fishing in Leicestershire

A listing of angling venues and fisheries

Local history societies in Leicestershire

Leicestershire Archaeological and History Society

Open concerts and recitals

A listing of concerts and music recitals in Leicestershire

Musical Village Choirs in Leicestershire


A listing of social groups in Leicestershire 

Lunch clubs

Age UK offers a good listing of lunch clubs in Leicestershire

Age UK listing of Community Resource Centres in Leicestershire

Resources available for support in the community, including foot care, house clearance, befriending, lunch clubs, and trusted trader listings

First Contact Plus

Useful contacts for local community groups, support with transport and technology, help at home, and managing personal care

North West Leicestershire District

Useful information about activities for elderly people in North West Leicestershire including aerobics classes, independence programmes, mobility classes, seated exercise, sheltered accommodation league, Steady Steps, Steady Steps Plus, swimming, walking and football