About Rutland Community Wellbeing Service

Citizens Advice Rutland, The Bridge (East Midlands) and Longhurst Group (formerly Spire Homes), all with excellent and long track records of delivering advice and support services for Rutland residents have combined to deliver the Rutland Community Wellbeing Service. The partnership is called the Rutland Access Partnership, and delivery is supported by Age UK Leicestershire and Rutland and Vista. The Service is supported and funded by Rutland County Council and East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group.


Citizens Advice Rutland provides free, confidential and independent advice to help people address issues, such as, welfare rights, housing, homelessness, debt, domestic abuse and many other legal problems. Citizens Advice Rutland also provides support and advice regarding smoking cessation via its Stop Smoking Rutland Service.


The Bridge (East Midlands) and Longhurst Group provide short-term support, long-term support, information, advice, guidance and signposting to support individuals to develop the skills to achieve and sustain personal resilience and independent living. Support will help people to manage issues, such as, homelessness, substance misuse, healthy lifestyles and money management.

Older People and Dementia

Age UK provides services and support to enable and inspire older people. Their vital, direct services actively promote the wellbeing of people in later life and those living with dementia. Age UK provides information, advice and advocacy, as well as holding social events and support sessions, such as, day centres, lunch clubs, carer’s support, fitness groups, befriending services, tea dances and IT training.

Sensory Impairment

Vista provides an information, advice and guidance service helping people to cope with the effects of sight and hearing loss, at point of diagnosis, in the community and through their helpline. Their reablement teams offer practical support, such as, life skills, orientation, mobility and communication support, to enable them to remain safe and independent in their own home and out in the community.