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Living well

with a life-threatening illness

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Living Well
with a life-threatening illness

Who can help with my future care and psychological wellbeing?

There are many organisations and care providers in Rutland that may be able to help you.  Please explore the comprehensive list below which will help you find general support, as well as information on transportation and delivery services and ideas for exercise and social company   


Or please visit the pages on information about hospitals, hospices, care homes and support for specific conditions and illnesses . 



General Support

Age UK

Promoting well being in later life with advice and information.   

Go to the Age UK website

National enquiries Tel: 0800 055 6112 

Go to the Age UK, Leicestershire & Rutland website

Leicester & Rutland local enquiries Tel: 0116 299 2233   

NHS, National Health Services

What to expect from end of life care.

Go to the NHS website, end of life section


Rutland Information Service

A directory of health and well being services for adults, children and families

Go to the Rutland Information Service website

Tel:  01572  758495

Marie Curie

For people living with any terminal illness, and their families, we offer expert care, guidance and support, free of charge, to help them get the most they can from life, in the time that they have left.

Go to the Marie Curie website

Marie Curie, Corby Tel: 01536 400943

British Red Cross

Hire or borrow equipment

Go to the British Red Cross website

The First Call Service provides free practical and emotional support with post-hospital discharge or assisting people to remain independent in their own homes. This free, time limited service is invaluable in assisting people to build their self-confidence and their ability to cope. We keep the service user at the heart of what we do. The support could be companionship, practical tasks such as shopping, attending medical appointments, regular telephone support and signposting to other organisations for additional long term support.

All of our services are delivered by trained staff and volunteers. Referrals can be accepted by individuals, family members, friends and neighbours, adult social care, hospitals and other health care and voluntary sector professionals.

British Red Cross Rutland First Call

Tel: 0845 0547171 or Email

Blue Badge Scheme

Get a car parking permit

Go to the government website for more information


Rutland County Council

Go to the Rutland council website

Tel: 01572 722577 


Citizens Advice

Free, independent confidential and impartial advice on citizens’ rights and responsibilities e.g. benefits advice and sign posting to relevant local services

Go to the Citizens Advice website

Tel: 01572 723494


Rutland Information Service

Online directory of health and well being services for adults, children and families

including chiropody, gardening, frozen meals delivery, mobility aids, personal alarms

Go to the Rutland Information Service website

Tel:  01572  758495


Voluntary Action Rutland

Supports and promotes local voluntary action for social activities in Oakham for example art, singing, Tai Chi.

Go to the Voluntary Action Rutland website

Tel:  01572 722622

Spiritual and religious support


Please refer to our page on spiritual and religious support for useful contacts of organisations that can assist with spiritual care.



Transport and home delivery services

Royal Voluntary Service

Supporting return home after a stay in hospital

Go to the Royal Voluntary Service website

Tel: 01572 823531


Winter Fuel Payment

Support home heating costs

Go to the government website for more information


Wiltshire Farm Food, Loughborough

Frozen ready meals delivered to your home

Go to the Wiltshire Farm Foods website

Tel: 01509 642888


Cook Shop Stamford

Frozen meals click and collect or delivered to your home

Go to the Cook Shop website

Tel: 01780 766051


Library Services

Help with computer access, information service and books on medical conditions, health and wellbeing. There are libraries at Oakham, Uppingham, Ketton and Rhyall  and a mobile library service.

Go to the Rutland Council website


Oakham Library 

Tel: 01572 722918 


Rutland Wellbeing Service

Advice and assistance service to help improve personal health and well being

Go to the Rutland Wellbeing website

Tel: 01572 725805



Where can I get exercise and social company to maintain my well-being?


Finding local groups near you

For local groups, drop-ins and café chats see village/ parish magazines, local advertising, your library, dentist waiting rooms, local news and radio for wide ranging activities including allotments, art, choirs and music, chess and puzzle clubs, movement and dance groups, informal café coffee chats, badminton, bowls and other sports clubs.

Oakham Catmose Sports Centre SLL with pool

Go to the Oakham Catmose Sports Centre website

Tel: 01572 490 030


Uppingham School Sports Centre with pool

Tel: 01572 820830


Oakham School Leisure Club with pool

Tel: 01572 758754


Men in Sheds (Age UK)

Our Men’s Sheds welcome older men who would like to use and share practical skills, tools and resources to work on projects of their own choosing. Whichever activities are pursued, the essence of a Shed is not the building but the network of relationships between the members.  Tel: Brian Lee, 01572 720319 or 07540 413 805  Email:

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Living Well
with a life-limiting illness