This directory was last updated in 2013. It will not be updated again, so please be aware that the information may be out of date.

Apex Leicester Project

Services for people on a low income, in receipt of benefits, ex-offenders and for those serving sentences in custody or the community. Advice, guidance and support on education, training and employment. Basic skills classes and help with reading, writing, form filling, job applications, ESOL and computer skills. Advice for employers and other agencies/organisations about recruiting ex-offenders.

Futures Unlocked

Mentoring organisation supporting ex-prisoners returning to the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland areas (and Peterborough for women). Visit people whilst in prison and then continue the support as they leave prison and return to their community.

Leicester Community Legal Advice Centre

Legal information and advice on community care, debt, employment, housing, welfare benefits and family law.

Domestic Violence Integrated Response Project

Helpline offering support and information to people over the age of 16 who are experiencing domestic violence. Black and minority ethnic community advocacy workers provide face-to-face support. Therapeutic work with children. Independent Domestic Violence Advisers and counselling available for adults.

Shama Women's Centre

Community centre for women living in and around the Highfields area of Leicester. Range of non-accredited and NVQ classes (in conjunction with Leicester, South Leicestershire and Regent College), including hosiery and dressmaking, computer skills, English, food hygiene. Advice on education, employment and careers. Keep fit, yoga, sauna. Childcare for members attending classes.

Shelter Housing Aid and Research Project (SHARP)

Advice and advocacy on housing rights and options. Solicitor for legal advice and help at court. Training, consultancy and information for other agencies on housing law and rights.

New Dawn New Day - Just Women Project

Centre offering a range of activities for women & their families. Just Women project works to improve the lives of women in the Criminal Justice system & women at risk of offending. Support workers offer one-to-one support on range of issues including accommodation, relationships, skills and employment, drug and alcohol use, money and sex working. Arts and crafts, healthy eating, stress reduction.

New Futures Project

Support for women, girls and boys involved in or at risk of prostitution and sexual exploitation. Aims to empower women, girls and boys to make positive and informed life choices. Support for women at court and through prison visiting. Women only drop-in Tuesdays and Thursday. Outreach work for women.

Leicestershire Probation Trust

Probation head office offering general advice on anything to do with the Criminal Justice System.

Leicester City Council - Housing Options Centre

Housing advice and information for private and council tenants and the general public. Responsible for monitoring the housing register and for primary homeless services in the district.