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From Leicester LINks:
A counselling service for carers may have to close next month because of a fall in funding.
The Carers Centre, in Leicester city centre, urgently needs £25,000 to keep its Counselling Service going for another year. It said income from charitable trusts, fund-raisers and councils had dropped due to the recession.The counselling service is part of Clasp, a charitable organisation for carers that provides other services that are funded by councils and health authorities. To pay for the counselling, the charity relies on a variety of trusts and funds.Charles Huddleston, manager of the Carers Centre, said: “With all the cuts going on there is more demand on these trusts, so in the past three or four years fund-raising has got much harder for everyone. The cost of funding the counselling service until the end of April is about £25,000.He said the loss of counselling for carers would lead to a greater drain on health resources later if people found themselves unable to carry on caring.If it can raise £25,000, the counselling service could continue until May next year. Without the money, it is likely to close at the end of next monthFor more information read the full article by, clicking on the following link http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Support-service-close/story-16236797-detail/story.html or call the Carers Centre on 0116 251 0999 or visit: www.claspthecarers centre.org.uk