Who can help?
There are a number of services that are available for young adults to help them keep well.
For further advice and support contact your GP, other medical professionals or call 111 for non-emergency and urgent medical advice.
Transition team for health
There is a small team in the city who can give you advice and practical support as well as attending education, health and care plan reviews. For more information contact 0116 295 5080.
Continuing healthcare funding is when the whole care package is paid for through a health budget. Funding awards are subject to assessment.
Often the first person to speak to about general health matters is the school nurse. He or she will have information available at school. Alternatively find your school nurse using the Health for Kids website
The Diana Service provides care and support for children and families requiring special nursing care in a community setting.
Community Learning Disability Services
Community learning disability services works to improve inclusion for young people over the age of 18.
Primary Care Liaison
Nurse led support for people with Learning Disabilities to manage their community health needs.
Telephone 0116 295 5291
Acute Liaison Nurses
Acute liaison nurses support people with a learning disabilities to have a positive hospital stay. You can contact the Acute Liaison Learning Disability Nurses on 0116 250 2809 or email LearningDisabilities@uhl-tr.nhs.uk.
Leicester sexual health
Leicester sexual health provides free, confidential advice and services on sexual health matters.
The first line of support for mental health is often through school or college where the school nurse, learning mentor or other professional will be able to talk to you about mental health issues. Your GP, nurse practitioner or other health worker will be able to refer to the Child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) team for specialist support.
Mental capacity is about the young person being able to make personal decisions about the life they want to lead and how they want to achieve this. When their capacity to make decisions is impaired, assistance is available to ensure that decision making remains impartial.
Substance use support
Search drug and alcohol misuse information on the support available and how to access it.
Support to Stop Smoking - NHS Choices
Healthy eating and food
- Healthy Eating - Change 4 life
- Eating Disorders - Leicestershire action for mental health (LAMP)
- Leicester’s Food Plan
- NHS Teenage Healthy Eating Project
- Disability Sport - Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport
- Leisure centres in Leicester city
- NHS Live Well - fitness
- Leicester Cobras - Wheelchair basket ball