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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 055 6112 or For Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland local enquiries: 0116 299 2233

Beating Addiction Together

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

British Red Cross

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.

Call 0845 0547171 or email

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 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

Marie Curie Corby: 01536 400943

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.

Rutland Information Service

A directory of health and well being services for adults, children and families

01572 758495

Rutland Wellbeing Service

Advice and assistance service to help improve personal health and wellbeing

Financial Support - Rutland

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

Transport Support - Rutland

Royal Voluntary Service

Supporting return home after a stay in hospital - 01572 823531

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 in Sheds (Age UK)

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 Brian Lee on 01572 720319 / 07540 413 805 or email

Oakham Catmose Sports Centre

Sports Centre with pool in the county of Rutland. Call 01572 490 030

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

Voluntary Action Rutland

Supports and promotes local voluntary action for social activities in Oakham, for example art, singing, and Tai Chi. Call 01572 722622

Walks in Rutland

Walking paths and trails in the county of Rutland

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