VASL ( Voluntary Action South Leicestershire)

VASL - your local charity improving lives

VASL works hard to support the isolated, lonely, carers and those with no public transport in Harborough. We support over 4,800 carers in Leicestershire and 200 volunteers help us to improve people's lives. Please help us to help your community
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Anyone can become a carer. It may be something that gradually happens to you, as a loved one becomes increasingly frail, or it may be that a sudden accident pitches you into having to be the person that learns to cope with a situation you are pitchforked into.

Where do you go for help? What would you do? VASL Support For Carers offers help and advice, support groups, vast amounts of specialised knowledge, a dedicated website and understanding of how your life has changed.

"I don't know how I would cope without VASL"

Or if you lived in Harborough and had concerns about your mental health - how would you go about improving it? Our My Mind Matters project offers workshops, one to ones, advice and support.

If you or maybe one of your parents lived in a village with no public transport - how would they get to hospital appointments, shopping, visits to friends? If they are isolated - how would they get to meet others? VASL helps to improve lives, our 5 year Community Champions project supports the isolated

Our telephone befrienders supported 103 carers and made 478 phone calls in 2018.

" I feel very upset sometimes, but after this call things don't seem so bad. I get so lonely and enjoy a chat with someone who just hears what I say"

Our Young Carers Activity Club give carers from the ages of 11 to 18 a chance to make new friends and have fun outside of their caring responsibilites.

If we are not already helping you, chances are we are helping your releatives, neighbours, staff or friends. Please help us to support your community.

About the charity

VASL provides services & projects to improve the lives of people in our community. These include support for Family Carers, Young Carers and older people who are lonely or isolated, providing volunteer transport to get people out and about, and activities/ information to increase mental wellbeing.

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