Support for carers across the city, county and Rutland is outlined in the Joint Carers Strategy Refresh 2022-2025 – Recognising, Valuing and Supporting Carers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland which has been approved by Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council.
This is a joint Strategy which has been developed by Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council, Rutland Council and the Integrated Care Board (ICB) across the LLR area. It commits all three councils to a shared vision and priorities for recognising, valuing, and supporting carers across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland.
The aim is to help carers to continue in their caring role and maintain their own health and wellbeing. Priorities include identifying and recognising carers quickly so that they can get access to the right support.
Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council, Rutland County Council and NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) have joined forces to relaunch the newly commissioned Mental Health Wellbeing and Recovery Support Service.
The service will see £1 million per year invested across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland over the next five years to provide advice, guidance and support for people’s emotional and mental health.
Four providers will cover different parts of the city and county:
- Leicester City and Rutland – People, Potential, Possibilities
- North West Leicestershire, Hinckley and Bosworth – Mental Health Matters
- Melton and Charnwood – Nottinghamshire Community Housing Association (contact details available online)
- Blaby, Oadby and Wigston, Harborough – Life Links
The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Dementia Programme Board has organised an event for people effected by dementia who are diagnosed under the age of 65, to be held at Leicester City Football Club’s Community Hub on Wednesday 23 November, 2022 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.
The aim of the event is to consult directly with people about living with dementia and the support they need and provide information and advice. Age UK and other local organisations are supporting the event.
For more information please contact Sharon.Aiken@leics.gov.uk or telephone 0116 305 6239; Joanna.Matthews@ageukleics.org.uk or telephone 0116 223 7363 or Diana.Dorozkinaite@leicester.gov.uk or telephone 0116 454 4773.
The FIPC has been jointly developed by the council and partner organisations across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland including the:
- LLR ICB
- Leicestershire Partnership Trust
- Leicestershire County Council
- Leicester City Council
- Rutland County Council
For more information and to download the management and practice guidance visit https://resources.leicestershire.gov.uk/fipc .
This strategy aims to protect and improve the health and quality of life of everyone in Leicestershire.
Public health looks after many services including sexual health, substance misuse services and weight management and public health services help people be as healthy as they can be.
The county council aims to achieve their strategy by working on the 5 P’s. People, Promote, Partnership, Protect and Provide.
To read their new public health strategy visit: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/public-health-strategy
Leicestershire County Council’s Joint Carers Strategy consultation was launched on 6 June and is open until midnight on 31 July 2022. To take part in the consultation visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/carers-strategy where you will find the draft strategy and online questionnaire.
The draft Joint Carers Strategy 2022-2025 sets out a shared vision and priorities for recognising, valuing and supporting carers by Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Rutland County Council and the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire County Council’s Adult Social Care and Health launched their new Care Technology (CT) Service for local residents on 25 April.
Care Technology (sometimes referred to as ‘telecare’) is monitoring and alert equipment that can be tailored to help people remain safe and independent in their homes and communities. This equipment can also provide residents, their carers, family and friends with the reassurance that help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The new CT Service will be free for all adults living in Leicestershire who meet the council’s eligibility criteria. To find out more visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/care-technology
Phase 2 of the pilot service, provided by DHU to include weekend provision is now live and the service will be available from 8am – 8pm seven days a week until the end of May 2022 when the pilot finishes.
This service has been introduced to eliminate the difference in service provision between Leicester city, and Leicestershire and Rutland, reduce health inequality and improve patient health and wellbeing.
Referrals can be made by all Health and Social Care professionals and will be triaged by DHU. The aim is to provide a response at the person’s place of residence to assess, treat, discharge and make an onward referral for support as appropriate within 2 hours.
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In November 2020, Leicestershire residents and organisations were invited to share their views on the County Council’s proposals for a Healthy Weight Strategy for Leicestershire 2021-2026, visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/weight-strategy for more information.
The draft strategy sets out the council’s commitment to increase the number of adults, children and families who are a healthy weight in Leicestershire by 2026. The council’s aim is to work together with community groups, local organisations and businesses to create an environment that encourages people to make healthy choices and supports communities to live and age well.
If you have any questions about this consultation, please email HealthyWeight@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 0705.