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General Support for Rutland residents

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 health services and more general, support services that can help you protect your quality of life. 

There are a range 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. 


Health and Care Support - Rutland

Age UK

Promoting well being in later life with advice and information. For National enquiries: 0800 6781602 or For Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland local enquiries: 0116 299 2233

Beating Addiction Together

Addiction treatment that promotes lifestyle changes. T. 0800 326 5559​

Blue Badge Scheme

Parking permits for disabled residents

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross Support Line is manned by friendly, trained staff and volunteers who will help you find the support you need. They offer free emotional and practical support and will help connect you with services available in your area.
Support Line: 0808 196 3651
Wheelchair Hire: 0300 456 1914

Carers UK

Making life better for carers.  Useful information and fact sheet for carers

Carers UK, 20 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4LX

T. 020 7378 4999 Email.

Marie Curie

For practical or clinical information and emotional support if you’re living with or caring for someone who has a terminal illness, or have experienced a bereavement, whatever your situation. No one is turned away.

Telephone: 0800 090 2309
Alternatively you can book a call:

NHS services

What to expect from end of life care


Pepper's offers a safe and welcoming space for anyone struggling with their mental health. They offer regular drop-in sessions and wellbeing activities, such as, Tai Chi, Art and Gardening.


Rutland County Council

01572 722577 

Rutland Healthcare Support

Rutland Healthcare Support was formed in June 2008 and is currently run by a group of dedicated volunteers here in the heart of rural Rutland.

The shop provides a hiring and sales service, in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. You can browse our products in our shop or order from our extensive catalogue and get your items delivered to our shop within 48 hours. Wheelchairs are also available for you to take away with you on holiday - please ask for details.

Voluntary Action Rutland
Rutland Community Hub
Land’s End Way
LE15 6RB
01572 720420

Rutland Information Service

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

01572 722577

Rutland Wellbeing Service

Advice and assistance service to help improve personal health and wellbeing

Financial Support - Rutland

Macmillan benefits advice 

Benefits Advice - If you are affected by cancer and need support with welfare benefits, call their specialist team on 0300 456 8400. Or you can fill in an online form and someone will contact you.

Marie Curie benefits advice

Benefits Entitlements Advice - Helpful information about the main state benefits and entitlements available to people who are ill or disabled. There’s also help for family and carers, and information on how to top up your benefits and have your needs assessed.

Rutland County Council

Benefits and Support

Legal Support - Rutland

Citizens Advice

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

01572 723494

Community and Law Service

Legal advice for local residents

Home Delivery Support - Rutland

Cook Shop Stamford

Cook Shop Stamford - Frozen meals, either click and collect or delivered to your home. Call 01780 766051

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 01509 642888

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​​Social and Emotional Support - Rutland

Finding local groups near you

For local groups, drop-ins and café chats see village/ parish magazines, local advertising, your library, dentist waiting rooms, and 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.

Library Services

Help with computer access, information services, and books on medical conditions, health and wellbeing. There are libraries at Oakham, Uppingham, Ketton, and Rhyall and a mobile library service.

Oakham Library: 01572 722918

Men and Women in Sheds (Age UK)

Men’s Sheds welcome over 50's men and women 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.

Unit 2A Oakham Enterprise Park
Oakham LE15 7TU
Tel. 01572 720319 / 07540 413 805

Oakham School Leisure Club

Oakham School Leisure Club with pool. Call 01572 758754

Rutland Adult Learning and Skills Service

As part of RALSS wellbeing offer, to encourage a sense of community, local pride and belonging, you can join courses in Pottery, Drawing, Fused Glass, Watercolour, Digital Photography, Languages and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Tel. 01572 758122 , email.

Uppingham School Sports Centre

Sports Centre with pool in Rutland. call 01572 820830

Walks in Rutland

Walking paths and trails in the county of Rutland

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