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My community

Your local community can play an important part in your life helping you to meet new people, helping you get out and about to groups and local activities near to you. Find out about your local libraries, support networks, what you can do about anti-social behaviour and more.

Police, anti-social behaviour and Neighbourhood Link

Don’t suffer in silence, make use of the different support out there. 

Useful links
Leicestershire Police

Police service for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Report a crime, get help and advice and read latest news and appeals.

 What's happening in your area?

Dealing with anti-social behaviour

Find out what to do If you feel you’re a victim of anti-social behaviour.

 Dealing with anti-social-behaviour | Leicestershire County Council

Hate incidents

If you know of any incident you think is hate related, you should report it.

 Hate incidents | Leicestershire County Council

Neighbourhood Link

An easy, free email messaging service from Leicestershire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other local partner organisations, providing news and updates on policing matters that are relevant to you.

 Neighbourhood Link

I know a child involved in criminal activity

There are various prevention programmes that work to keep young people away from crime. 

Youth crime prevention programmes

Attending one of these programmes is voluntary. The young person and you, the parent or carer have to be happy with everything before it starts.

 Youth crime prevention programme | GOV.UK

Library services

We have a number of libraries within Leicestershire, some of which are community managed and others by Leicestershire County Council. Libraries are great places for you to access much more than just books. See if there’s something for you:

Library services near you

Find your nearest Leicestershire library, how you can join, library events and more.

 Libraries | Leicestershire County Council

Mobile libraries

The travelling library service visits communities that don't have a static library, within Leicestershire.

 Mobile library routes | Leicestershire County Council

The Home Library Service

The Home Library Service may be able to bring books to your home, if you find it difficult to get to a library.

 The home library service | Leicestershire County Council

Family Directory

Find a school, a childcare provider, recycling and household waste sites and more.

View the directory

A list of directories for services around Leicestershire. Some directory listings include services not provided by Leicestershire County Council. The council doesn't endorse or recommend any organisation listed.

 Directories | Leicestershire County Council

Develop my support network

Having a social support network can increase your ability to cope with stressful situations.

Support and advice is available
Leicestershire Communities

Provides information, support and advice to help create happy, healthy and strong communities in Leicestershire.

 Leicestershire Communities

Help, support and resources
Information and support directory

Find support services in your local area using our directory search. The directory is impartial which means Leicestershire Family Hubs don't endorse or recommend any organisation listed.

 Information and support directory | Leicestershire County Council

Activities for the family

See what’s on in Leicestershire. There may be something for you, your child or the whole family.

See what's on
What’s on

A list of events happening in and around Leicestershire.

 What's on | Leicestershire County Council

Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme

School aged children from reception to Year 11 (in receipt of benefits related free school meals) are eligible for some free holiday activity sessions.

 HAF programme | Leicestershire County Council

 HAF programme | Holidays Together 

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Library events

See what’s happening at your local library.

 Library events | Leicestershire County Council

Museums in Leicestershire

Visitor information for Leicestershire's museums.

 Leicestershire museums | Leicestershire County Council

Cycling and walking

Find out where to go walking and cycling in Leicestershire.

 Cycling and walking in Leicestershire 


Swim Safe

Free swim safe sessions for 7-14 year olds at Spring Lakes Long Eaton during half term and summer holidays

 swim safe


Make a referral

There are some services where you can make referrals directly, without the need of a professional intermediary. 

Support and advice is available
Care referrals

Adult Social Care referrals for residents of Leicestershire.

 Care referrals | Leicestershire County Council

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