Changing lives for over 50 years

VAL has been an active part of the local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector for over half a century.

Originally formed as the Leicester Council for Social Services in 1965, our work has constantly evolved with the times, but always kept local people at its heart.

Strengthening the local voluntary sector

VAL provides advice, support and training to charities and community groups across Leicestershire.

With around 2,400 registered charities and an estimated 3,800 grassroots community organisations across the city and county, we help charities to reach their potential and continue delivering vital services within local communities.

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Supporting people with learning disabilities

For over 20 years the VALUES project has provided people with learning disabilities in Leicester and Leicestershire the opportunity to learn new skills, make friends and have fun.

VALUES clients can pay with their Personal Budgets and are able to choose from a huge range of activities. The service currently employs dozens of support workers to support over 130 clients with hundreds of activities every week.

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Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicstershire

Healthwatch Leicester and Healthwatch Leicestershire (HWLL) is your local health and social care champion. From Belgrave to Belvoir and everywhere in between, we make sure NHS leaders and other decision makers hear your voice and use your feedback to improve care. We want to work with all communities and people across the statutory, community and voluntary sectors.

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