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Support for specific conditions for residents of - Leicester and Leicestershire

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

Chronic Health Conditions

Lung Disease, Breathe Easy Support Group

Lung Disease

Email Breathe Easy Singing 4 Breathing, Corby:

British Lung Foundation

Lung Disease

Call their helpline on 03000 030555 - from how to manage your condition, to going on holiday. Or just to say hello. Find out more about how they can support you.

Stroke Association


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

​Take Heart Group

Heart Disease

Provides support to cardiac patients, their families and carers who live in and around Leicestershire

British Heart Foundation

Heart Disease

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

​Leicestershire Kidney Patients Association

Kidney Disease

Provides support and guidance via the telephone, website, newsletter and allocation of small grants for basic needs.

Kidney Care UK

Kidney Disease

Kidney Care UK - Advice, support, information and financial assistance to people with kidney disease and their families

Parkinson's UK

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's UK - Provides information and support. To find local support groups visit

Motor Neurone Disease Association Leicester

Motor Neurone Disease

MND Association Leicester
Providing information and support
Email Jenny Holmes-Shuttlewood at:

Mental health / suicidal thoughts 

Mental health support from Leicester City Council

Provides information and advice on looking after your mental health and wellbeing and where you can get help.

Mental health support from Leicestershire County Council

Provides information and advice on looking after your mental health and wellbeing and where you can get help.

First Contact Plus

Provides information and advice on looking after your mental health and wellbeing and where you can get help.

Let’s Talk - Wellbeing

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


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


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.


Free national telephone helpline and support by email and text. All available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Email


Dimbleby Cancer Care Map 

Rutland and Melton Cancer Support Group

University Hospital Leicester

Local cancer information, including support groups

Cancer Care Map

Local cancer information, including support groups. Call 0116 258 6189 or email

Stand Up to Cancer

From Stand Up To Cancer celebrity challenges to exclusive Channel 4 programming and super-smart science, find out what’s happening across the UK.

Cancer Support UK

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

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Advice for adults and children


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

Dementia Support

AgeUK Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland
0116 299 2233
113 Princess Road East, Leicester, LE1 7LA

Active Rutland Dementia Walks

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

Care Choices Dementia Friendly - Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

A practical guide to living with dementia

Dementia Support Service from Age UK Leicestershire and Rutland

If you are living with dementia, you can receive One-to-one support. Age UK can arrange visits to your home to help you to maintain your social contacts and pursue your hobbies and interests. In some areas, trained befrienders can provide regular friendly companionship for people with dementia.

You can also have Group support - Ageuk offers specialised day break services at our day centres for those with a diagnosis of dementia, which also gives carers an opportunity for respite.

Alzheimer's Society

You might be worried about how rising living costs will impact your finances if you live with dementia, or care for someone with the condition. There is help and support available.

Dementia UK

Looking for information or advice about dementia or Alzheimer’s? Call our Dementia Helpline for free on 0800 888 6678 for support from our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses. The Helpline is open from 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday to Sunday.

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