This page provides further information and advice on a wide range of topics: staying safe online; health and wellbeing; local authorities; support organisations; online learning sites; travel; volunteering; and cultural activities.

Staying Safe Online

Website Purpose
Get Safe Online
How to protect yourself from scams and your computer from malware.
Action Fraud
How to report online scams.
Neighbourhood Watch
Preventing crime in your neighbourhood.
Age UK
Information and advice on finance, health, learning and leisure for all older people.
Financial Conduct Authority
Protecting consumers from harm caused by bad conduct in financial services.
Telephone Preference Service
Preventing unsolicited sales or marketing calls.
Mailing Preference Service
Preventing unsolicited mail.
Crime Stoppers
Reporting criminal activity anonymously.
Victim Support
Support for victims of crime.
Campaigning for a safer society for old people.

Document Purpose
The Little Book of Big Scams Crime prevention advice from the Met Police.
Online Shopping Fraud Advice from Leicestershire Police on how to shop online safely.
Silver Line Leaflet about the Silver Line helpline for older people.

Health and Wellbeing

Website Purpose
The National Health Service.
The NHS in Leicestershire
Providing community and mental health services in Leicestershire & Rutland.
University of Leicester NHS Trust Providing hospital care in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Healthwatch Leicestershire
Representing patients in Leicestershire.

Local Authorities

Website Purpose
Charnwood Borough Council
Charnwood Borough Council.
Parish Council Contacts
Contact details for local councils in Leicestershire & Rutland.
Leicestershire County Council
Leicestershire County Council.

Support Organisations

Website Purpose
Citizens Advice
The organisation that describes itself as "the people's champion".
Age UK
Information and advice on finance, health, learning and leisure for all older people.
Supporting blind or partially sighted people, their families and carers.
Supporting people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus.
Support in times of bereavement.
Alzheimer's Society
Support for dementia sufferers and their families.
MacMillan Cancer Support
Support for cancer sufferers and their families.
Living Without Abuse
Support for victims of domestic abuse or sexual violence.
PACE Support for the vulnerable, excluded, disadvantaged and hurting.
Challenging racial discrimination and promoting a racially just society.
The Royal British Legion
Supporting members of the armed forces, veterans and their families.
Preventing self-harm and suicide.

Online Learning Sites

Website Purpose
TED For all who seek a deeper understanding of the world and connection with others.
Project Gutenberg
An online library of over 70,000 free eBooks.
Bringing adult education within reach of everyone who needs it.
U3A Interest Groups Online
Online learning from the Third Age Trust.
U3A Communities
Putting University back into the U3A.


Website Purpose
Leicestershire County Council
How to apply for an older person's bus pass.
Public transport travel planning site.
Senior Railcard
How to get 1/3 off rail travel with a Senior Railcard.
National Rail
UK rail travel planning site.
The AA
Route planner by the Automobile Association.
Route planner by the RAC (originally the Royal Automobile Club).
See Around Britain
A photographic travel guide of the UK and Europe.
Travel Health Pro
Travel health advice for destinations worldwide.
Fit For Travel
How to stay safe and healthy abroad.
Seat Guru
Find the best flight at the right price.
Embassy Pages
Embassies, high commissions and consulates, in the UK and abroad.
UK Government Travel Advice
The latest advice from the UK government on travelling abroad.
UK Passport Information
Passports: eligibility, fees, applying, renewing, updating.


Website Purpose
Dementia Friends
Information about dementia and the small ways you can help.
John Storer House
Encourage and support individuals and organisations involved in community action.
School Readers
Improve the reading skills of primary school children.
Holmfield Day Care Centre
Support people with dementia by taking them down memory lane.
Lists of volunteering opportunities in Loughborough.
Membership community for charities, voluntary organisations & community groups.
Support charities and community groups in Leicestershire.
Support public health, social care and wellbeing.

Culture and Entertainment

Website Purpose
Cineworld Loughborough
Modern cinema complex in Loughborough.
Odeon Loughborough
Modernised cinema complex in Loughborough.
Charnwood Museum
Exhibiting the history, geology, archaeology and industries of the Charnwood area.
Old Rectory Museum
Exploring the archaeology and local history of Loughborough.
The Carillon Tower
Carillon and museum housing artefacts from both World Wars.
Loughborough Bellfoundry
The last major bellfoundry in Britain.
Shepshed Watermill
Restored watermill with tea room & blacksmith workshop.
Heritage Centre
Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre and Granite's coffee shop.
Stonehurst Farm
A working family farm with farm shop and teashop.
East Midlands Aeropark
Aviation museum and aircraft viewing area.
Great Cenral Railway
The UK's only double track, main line heritage railway.
Framework Knitters Museum
Framework knitting: an amazing story of inventiveness, creativity, poverty and riots.
Loughborough Town Hall
Theatre, art gallery and conference centre.
Charnwood Arts
An artist-led, independent community arts and media organisation.
Jazz at Loughborough College
Lizzie Cooper and her jazz trio play at Loughborough College.
Curve Theatre
State-of-the-art theatre in Leicester's vibrant Cultural Quarter.
De Montfort Hall
Concert hall and comedy performance venue.
The Little Theatre
Small, but perfectly formed theatre in the centre of Leicester.
The Y Theatre
Leicester's oldest theatre. Now a bustling live performance venue.
Sue Townsend Theatre
A performance venue used by local & national arts, music and theatre companies.
Upstairs at the Western
Leicester’s pub theatre, prioritising the work of women and non-binary artists.
Arena at Waterside Conkers
Live music events held in a covered amphitheatre.
Century Theatre
Classic drama, live music, comedy, dance and films in Coalville.

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