Local Social Services

Concerns re Children:

Rutland Council 01572 758407. Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team 0116 2551606 after 5pm, weekends and bank holidays.

The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Childrens Procedures can be found here.

Concerns re Adults:

Rutland Council 01572 722577. Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team 0116 2551606 after 5pm, weekends and bank holidays.

If a child, young person or adult is in immediate danger please contact the police on 0116 222 2222 or 999 in an emergency.

The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Adults Procedures can be found here.

Local Travel information

Getting to hospital – UHL

East Midlands Ambulance Service offer free transport service for patients with mobility problems. There are also a number of community schemes run by volunteers and charities, who may charge a small fee for the service.

VAR Community Transport

The VAR team operate an extensive transport scheme for frail, elderly, disabled and vulnerable people in Rutland who have difficulty in travelling independently.

Main Reception Office: 01572 722 622 (office open 9am-1pm) or email: [email protected]

Transport Office: 01572 724 705 (office open 9am-12pm) or email: [email protected]

Other Useful Contacts


Please see the carers leaflet that has been developed to provide advice for carers on how to get support in their role as well as contact numbers and tips from local carers.

Please click here to view the leaflet.


SSAFA provides lifelong support for veterans and their families. So if you’ve ever served in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army or the Royal Air Force, we’re here for you and your family when you need help, for life. That’s for both Regulars and Reserves.

Prostate Test Leaflet

This leaflet is for men who want to find out about the PSA test, which can be used to help diagnose prostate cancer and other prostate problems. You have the right to a PSA test if you’re over 50, and you’ve talked through the pros and cons with your doctor. If you’re worried about prostate cancer, speak to your GP or call our Specialist Nurses, in confidence, on 0800 074 8383.

Turning Point for Drug and Alcohol Help

Turning Point Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland is the integrated substance misuse service for the city, Leicestershire and Rutland county and Leicester prison. We work with anyone who is affected by drugs or alcohol and wants support to make change. We offer a variety of treatment options and will support you to find the right treatment for you..

Loros Hospice

Are you living with cancer or any other life limiting illness?

Or do you know anyone that is? If so, why not come along to new creative and wellbeing drop in sessions. Click here for further information.


If you are experiencing excessive worry, low mood, depression, anxiety or a lack of motivation then VitaMinds can help. VitaMinds works in partnership with the NHS to provide talking therapy services, known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and they can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you.

VitaMinds is a FREE and confidential service and you don’t need to visit a GP to get help – the fastest way to get support is by simply clicking the Self Refer button on their website or by calling 0330 094 5595.

Versus Arthritis for help and exercises

Versus Arthritis was formed in 2018 following a merger of Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK. Click here for further information

Infected Blood Inquiry

 Tel: 0808 169 1377

Email: [email protected]

Address: Fleetbank House, 1st Floor, 2-6 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8AE

Confidential Support

Infected Blood Inquiry confidential support line staffed by the British Red Cross:

Tel: 0800 458 9473 or 0203 417 0280

Monday between 11am – 1 pm

Wednesday between 7pm – 9pm

Friday between 2pm – 4pm

Hepatitis C Trust

Support for patients is available from the Hepatitis C Trust:

Confidential helpline: 020 7089 6221

British Liver Trust

Support for patients is available from the British Liver Trust: 

Confidential helpline: 0800 652 7330

General enquiries: 01425 481320

Local Sexual Health Clinics

Leicester Sexual Health

Midlands Partnership Foundation NHS Trust Providing Sexual Health Services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Services commissioned by Leicester City and Leicestershire and Rutland County Councils.

Call on:
0300 124 0102

Lines are open:
Monday to Friday: 9am – 6:30pm
Saturday: 11am – 3:30pm

iCaSH Peterborough

Integrated contraception and sexual health services across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough, and Suffolk

Clinics are by appointment only – please call 0300 300 3030 to book one. Patients are advised to call before their journey (during the hours below) for the most up to date information. Telephone lines are open:

Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun and Bank Holidays
 9.00 – 19.30  9.00 – 19.30  9.00 – 19.30  9.00 – 19.30 Closed 10.15 – 12.30 Closed

External Websites