Please find below a list of local and national organisations that provide specialist support for specific health conditions to residents in Rutland.


Dementia UK


Alzheimer's Society

Rutland Dementia Support Service, Age UK Leicester


Rutland Hub

01572 770324

Dementia, Active Rutland

Helps coordinate dementia friendly walking and swimming opportunities locally for people living with dementia and their carers, family and friends


Dementia, Rutland Reminders

Therapy through singing well-loved songs for people with dementia and their carers. Takes place in Oakham every third Tuesday of the month at 10.30am and in Uppingham every second Tuesday of the month at 2pm. Door-to-door transport is available if required.

Call Rosemary Gooding on 07779 413889 or email 

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland

Call Yvonne Rawlings on 01572 823 942

13 High Street East, Uppingham, LE15 9PY

Dementia support offer in Rutland:


Mental health / suicidal thoughts


Free national telephone helpline and support by email and text message. Available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Call 116 123 or email



For adults and young people, providing information on bereavement, where to go for support, and suggestions for helping yourself and others through grief. Clear and accessible advice and on dealing with bereavement.


Confidential support and advice service for children and young people under the age of 35 experiencing thoughts of suicide, and for anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.

Call 0800 068 4141 or email

Motor Neurone Disease

MND Association

Call the Stamford branch: 0808 8026262

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's UK

Melton Mowbray Support Group: 0344 9850225

Melton Mowbray Group Meeting:  01664 851235

Oakham Support Group: Call 01664 474732 / 07443 621403 or email


Kidney Disease


Kidney Care UK

Advice, support, information and financial assistance to people with kidney disease and their families




Providing physical, emotional and financial support to help you live life as fully as you can

Cancer Research UK

Advice for adults and children

Cancer Support UK

Provides telephone groups for advice and support, and Cancer Kits to aid recovery when having treatment

Hollyhocks Cancer Support Group

Cancer Care Map

Local cancer information, including support groups.

Call 0116 258 6189 or email


Heart disease

British Heart Foundation

To find your local support group, please go to the British Heart Foundation website, local groups section:


Stroke Association

Provides advice, information, support and a translation line to people who have had a stroke and their families 


Chronic Lung Disease

British Lung Foundation

03000 030 555

Lung Disease, Breathe Easy Support Group

Breathe Easy Singing 4 Breathing, Corby