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Useful Links

Contact details and web links for local community groups and voluntary organisations operating in Charnwood can be found on this website via the Community Search tab, to the left.

Employment issues including:preventing and resolving employment disputes, minimum wage, employment procedures, employment rights, equal opportunities and resources, maternity and paternity etc...

County, District and Parish Councillors and representatives from other agencies such as the Health Service and thePolice are working together, to ensure that services provided in local areas match the needs of the local communities.

There are 27 Community Forums across Leicestershire. Many of the Forums have already held their first successful public meetings, whilst the others will be meeting in the near future.

Come along and have your say! Play an active part in your community, ask questions, find out what services areprovided or been planned in your area and make recommendations on how to improve local services.

Register of charities, charity search, information about becoming a charity etc. You can search for charities, trusts and foundations who give funds in your geographical area.

Services of the Borough Council, including: benefits and entitlements, Charnwood business, community and living, council and democracy, environment and planning, housing and health, leisure, re-cycling and waste, safety and policing, transport and streets...

Citizens Advice Bureaux help people to resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent & confidential advice.

Local strategic partnership website

Blaby; Harborough District - South Leicestershire; North West Leicestershire; Leicester; Melton; Oadby & Wigston;Rutland.

CVS Community Partnership (CCP) is an agency of the Councils for Voluntary Service operating in the sub-region of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Public Services

Education, employment, health and independent living, services and transport

About volunteering, volunteer centres, volunteering overseas

Enables the VCS access to high quality information, advice and support.

gives information on all aspects of governance.

Activities and events happening in Charnwoood.

Please click on the link to the Stamp It Out site which encourages the reporting of verbal abuse, bullying and violence and explains how to report.

Please note that John Storer House is a Hate Incident Reporting Centre. An LCC on-line reporting form can be found by clicking on the link below Hate Incident Reporting

What is a hate incident?
…any incident where you or someone else has been targeted because they or you are believed to be different, or any incident you believe was motivated by: age, disability, gender identity, race, religion / belief or sexual orientation

Works toward eliminating racial discrimination; campaign for equality and opportunity; promote good relations between persons of different racial groups.

The ICT Hub is a partnership of national voluntary and community organisations. This partnership provides a range of services to help voluntary and community sector organisations benefit from ICT.

to voluntary and community organisations

Infolinx is a database and website maintained by Leicestershire Library Services, covering Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

Keep Safe Cards are now available to all disabled children and young people in Leicestershire. The card comes in a plastic wallet and can be kept in a purse, wallet, bag or pocket. The Keep Safe Card opens out and has room for important information, like medical and contact details which could help in an emergency.

Cards are available, free of charge, from the Valuing People Team, Tel: 0116 305 7992, e-mail julie.bird@leics.gov.uk

The Keep Safe Cards have the backing of the emergency services and are funded for disabled children and young people by the Leicestershire Learning Disability Partnership Board, Leicestershire County Council and Connexions. More information about the Keep Safe Cards can be found on the website www.betterlives.org.uk

A directory of Mental Health Services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

To improve the skills of young people and adults.

Services of the County Council including: children and young people, education, environment and waste, leisure and tourism, libraries, roads and transport, social care, social workers....

Leicestershire Funding Toolkit resource for preparing to make a bid; developing a fundraising strategy; identifying funding sources; making a grant application; now you have the money

http://www.lsr-online.org/thematic maps and research for Leicester, and Leicestershire. Parish Plans, population, unemployment etc.

The official websites of all the parish & town councils in Leicestershire & Rutland.

The Leicestershire Rural Partnership comprises 19 diverse organisations who work together to improve the quality of life of those living and working in rural Leicestershire.

A self-managed online community for People in Charnwood.

National Association for Voluntary and Community Action. NAVCA is the national voice of local voluntary and community sector infrastructure in England.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Find out statistics about your neighbourhood

The RCC's aim is to help those who live and work in rural Leicestershire & Rutland.

This web site offers a range of resources for anyone who works with or manages volunteers as well as to those who want to volunteer.

Volunteer Centres in Leicestershire

The Performance Hub works to help third sector organisations (charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises) to achieve more.