AGE UK LEICESTER SHIRE & RUTLAND
113 PRINCESS ROAD EAST
LEICESTER LE1 7LA
Tel: 0116 299 2233
Fax: 0116 299 2244
Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland is a voluntary organisation that exists to promote the well-being of all older people by helping to make life fulfilling and enjoyable. Our organisation is committed to the welfare of older people to maintain their dignity and recognise their value as individuals.
We believe that dignity, privacy and independence can be preserved by providing opportunities for older people to develop new skills and knowledge, form and continue friendships and to have their views listened to, accepted and be made known. Our main aim is to develop sufficient and relevant services that reflect the needs and wishes of older people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
EMMAUS LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND
ELM LEA, ASHBY ROAD, HINKLEY, LE10 1SP
Tel: 01455 637587
Charity Number: 1146326
Company Number: 7871687
We currently house 16 formerly homeless individuals in our community house ‘Elm Lea’. Elm Lea was built in the 1850s and previously ran as a hotel. This means that all of our companions have their own double room and private bathrooms, as well as many large communal areas where they can socialise.
Companions can stay in our community for as long as they need to. Some stay for only a few months in order to get themselves back on their feet before returning to independent living, but for others Emmaus will become their permanent home.
The first of our businesses, ‘The Emporium’, opened in October 2012. The Emporium is a true Aladdin’s cave and we sell everything you could think of, from large pieces of furniture to tiny trinkets. Our newest business, ‘La Boutique’, opened in November 2013. La Boutique is a high street shop and sells clothing, including bridal wear and accessories, small pieces of furniture and bric-a-brac, and is everything you would imagine a boutique to be.
SAFFRON RESOURCE CENTRE
432 SAFFRON LANE
LEICESTER LE2 6SB
Tel: 0116 283 7212
The Saffron Resource Centre is a centrally located community resource, managed by The Saffron Lane Neighbourhood Council (SLNC), that currently provides information, advice and advocacy, tenancy support, detached youth work, mobility scooter hire, sexual health and pregnancy counselling, specialist debt advice, family law, and drugs and alcohol counselling. Our MP, Police and local Councillors use our premises for their surgeries; Social Services and the Youth Offending Service use us as a contact venue.
HIGHFIELDS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
96 MELBOURNE ROAD
LEICESTER LE2 0DS
Tel: 0116 253 1053
Highfields Centre is located in the heart of a vibrant and diverse community. The centre provides an extensive range of services, including playgroup sessions, youth clubs, adult learning, advice (including employment and business), arts,sports services (gym,sports hall, aerobics, digital arts, film,video editing, music,recording, IT studios and performance arts theatre), H-Cafe and community development.
SHAMA WOMENS CENTRE
39-45 SPARKENHOE STREET
LEICESTER LE2 0TD
Tel: 0116 2514747
For over 31 years Shama has provided thousand’s women from different cultures and backgrounds a friendly environment to relax, gain qualifications and make new friends. We provide a range of educational, social and well-being programmes such as bereavement counselling, holistic therapies, women only gym and sauna with multi-lingual staff to support you. Our onsite childcare gives you peace of mind, knowing that your child is being looked after by caring qualified staff; so that you can use our range of facilities. We are based in the heart of Highfields, easy to get to; only 5 minutes from the railway station, and walking distance from the city centre; with local bus routes.
BANGLADESH YOUTH & CULTURAL SHOMITI
MAIN OFFICE & UK ONLINE CENTRE
30-32 BIDDULPH STREET
LEICESTER LE2 1BF
Tel: 0116 275 5855
Bangladesh Youth and Cultural Shomiti (BYCS) is a needs led community and business services learning provider. It strives to promote fairness, equality, personal development and progression for its customers in a culturally sensitive and supportive environment. BYCS was founded in 1974 to provide social, educational and leisure activities to a wide range of people , mainly of Bangladeshi origin. It now offers bespoke services to the wider community and the business sector.
PAKISTAN YOUTH AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
58-EARL HOWE STREET
LEICESTER LE2 0DF
Tel: 0116 254 8012
fax: 0116 255 4185
Pakistan Youth and Community Association supports community projects related to lifelong learning and skills development. Our values include faith, unity, and discipline.
Our mission is to deliver information and services that disabled people want; services that promote inclusion, equality, independence, choice, empowerment, respect and dignity. As an organisation we recognise and challenge the prejudice, discrimination and social isolation that many disabled people face throughout their lives.
We provide a number of services such as a range of day options, Information and Advice Service, Supported Living, Care Agency, Self Directed Support Services in Leicester City, Leicestershire, Rutland, Wandsworth and Nottingham (City). In addition we provide Counselling, Social Groups, Journey2 Employment (J2E) Project.
THE RACE EQUALITY CENTRE
2nd FLOOR, PHOENIX YARD
5-9 UPPER BROWN STREET
LEICESTER LE1 5TE
Charity No. 1053154
Telephone: (0116) 2042790
Fax: (0116) 2042791
The vision of The Racial Equality Centre (TREC) is for a racially just, fair and equitable society: TREC works to turn this vision into a reality by:
- Challenging racial discrimination
- Promoting the benefits of a racially just society, and
- Empowering individuals and communities affected by racial disadvantage
This is undertaken though services provided to organisations, communities and individuals within the framework of Policy Development; Public Education; Community Development and, Consultancy and training.
E2 (formerly know as THE COOKE E-LEARNING FOUNDATION)
BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE CENTRE
72 BOSTON ROAD
LEICESTER LE4 1HB
Tel: 0116 212 8491
UK registered company number 5486162
Registered charity number 1111178
The E2 is a charity based in Beaumont Leys, Leicester that has been helping people to bridge the digital divide for over ten years. We are primarily focused on the educational services we offer such as digital skills training sessions for adults, vocational education for school-aged learners and our bespoke training sessions. We have a successful track record in managing and meeting the needs of our volunteers who help to ensure we meet our charitable objectives. In addition to the educational services, we offer we also deliver community development engagement activities, a computer repair and recycling service as well as a community cafe. We are a progressive organisation that aims to empower the communities we serve with education, I.T. related services, and projects that meet the needs of our beneficiaries.`
SOMALI DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
39 ABINGTON ROAD
LEICESTER LE2 1HA
Tel: 0116 2855888
Somali Development Services (SDS) was established in Leicester in 2001 and incorporated in 2004 to support the growing Somali community and other new arrivals and to ensure that people were able to participate in the city’s economic, social and community life. SDS provides culturally sensitive services to local people in Leicester city. These services relate to acquiring skills, accessing employment, education and contributing to the economic development of the local community.