Useful Resources

This list is provided for information purposes only and are not the only sources available. When researching information please ensure the website you use is credible.

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Maternal Support

 Health is everyone’s Business- This booklet is a guide to advance planning and making decisions about your personal welfare, property and financial affairs.

Step Change charity- Free Debt advice. 

St Margrets charity- One-off small grants for people in need who live in the city of Leicester. Referral has to be made by a third party etc, housing officer, support worker, benefits advisor etc.

The Zinthiya trust- The Zinthiya Trust helps women and families in Leicester and Leicestershire experiencing poverty, a transition in their lives or who are in an emergency situation. You can apply by emailing the Zinthiya Trust at:, telephoning: 0116 254 5168 or through the ZinthiyaTrust Facebook page.

Grants online- is the UK's most comprehensive and up to date UK grant funding information service. You must subscribe to see full list of available grants.


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Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

 Family lifestyle club- Using a ‘whole family approach’, the service offers a dietetic led (healthy weight pathway) service to children aged 4-16 years with a BMI above the

91st/98th centile. Referral can be made by contacting triage number- 0116 222 7145

Leicester-shire and Rutland sport- Physical activity and wellbeing.
The Black, African and Asian Therapy NetworkHome of the largest community of Counsellors and Psychotherapists of Black, African, Asian and Caribbean Heritage in the UK.

First contact plus- First Contact Plus is an online tool which helps adults in Leicestershire find information about a range of services all in one place.

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 Black parents and their children’s education- some useful points to consider to support our children in education.

Edx- access to free courses online
The Harry James Riddleston Charity of LeicesterInterest free loans are available for young people aged 21 to 34 who live in Leicestershire or Rutland. They may borrow up to £10,000 interest free for between 5 and 10 years to start or expand their own business, or for vocational or educational purposes

The Prince’s trust