How to get a place at Santosh

 

How do I get a place at Santosh?

A place at our centre costs around £40 a day – note that our prices vary depending on your location and needs.  This price includes your transport to and from the centre, a range activities at the centre and our delicious Indian food, tailored to your needs and varied every day.  Most of our service users receive financial help from Social Services to help pay for their day care costs in the form of a ‘personal budget’.  But many of our day centre users top-up their ‘personal budget’ to attend more days.

To find out if you are eligible for social care you can request an assessment from your social care team.  You can also get support from The Carers Centre to help you understand this process so that you have the best chances of good outcomes.  It is a good idea to take an expert or advocate with you when you meet with a Social Worker so that you can describe your needs well.

An advocate is someone who helps you speak up for yourself.  There are a range of organisations that can help you speak up for yourself including Santosh Community Centre.  Here is a list of organisations that provide advocacy.

Area covered

Organisation

How to get in touch

Leicester – South Asian Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, and Carers

ANSAAR

0116 262 1000

www.ansaar.org

Leicester -Carers

The Carers Centre

0116 2510999

http://www.claspthecarerscentre.org.uk/

Leicester –Learning Disabilities

Mencap

0116 279 5037

www.mencap.org.uk

Leicester -Disabilities

Mosaic

0116 231 4425, Gujarati helpline 07590982657

www.mosaic1898.co.uk

Leicester – Mental Health

LAMP

0116 255 6286

www.lampdirect.org.uk/

Leicestershire

Leicestershire Advice Service for Social Care

0116 222 9555

www.lcp-trust.org.uk

You can use these contact details to contact your local social care team:

·         Leicester City Council, Adult Social Care , 0116 454 1004, www.leicester.gov.uk

·         Leicestershire County Council, Adult Social Care, 0116 305 0004, asch.leics.gov.uk