Posted 03/12/2020

Corona Virus – Important Information

Office and Advice Line number: 0116 2544341

LATEST UPDATE 14 April 2021

The Laura Centre is making a phased return to in-house counselling. We will be operating under strict Covid 19 conditions with our first priority being the safety of our staff and clients. We will be following guidelines as set out by the government which may, of course, change as the situation develops. If you would like to make a referral for yourself or someone else please contact the Referral Team on 0116 254434. We are operating on reduced hours at the moment so if no-one is available to take your call please leave a message on our answerphone. Alternatively, email info@thelauracentre.org.uk or contact us through the contact page on www.thelauracentre.org.uk/contact
If you wish to use the advice line please contact our referral team on 0116 2544341. Please note that we are now using a single contact number for all services in all areas.

UPDATE 7th January 2021

In keeping with the latest government guidelines and in an effort to keep our staff, volunteers and clients as safe as possible we will continue to offer our service via video and telephone. Apart from these new restrictions, we are operating our usual referral service and counselling support. If you would like to make a referral for yourself or someone else please contact the Referral Team on 0116 254434. We are operating on reduced hours at the moment so if no-one is available to take your call please leave a message on our answerphone. Alternatively, email info@thelauracentre.org.uk or contact us through the contact page on www.thelauracentre.org.uk/contact Our advice line is open Monday to Friday between 10:00 am and 4.00 pm on 0116 2182140.

The Laura Centre’s vital service deems it classified as a key working service in the COVID19 pandemic. We come under social care and we work with bereaved vulnerable children, young people and adults. TLC has been providing specialist professional bereavement counselling and therapeutic support, within the communities we serve, for nearly 30 years. The beneficiaries of our services have all experienced untimely death of a child, a parent/carer or a sibling. 75% of the people referred will have experienced traumatic and sudden death including fatal accidents, suicides, murder and now COVID 19.

In addition to our usual remit, our service is now also open to any person that has been affected by a death due to Covid-19. Our advice line is available to all adults, as well as professionals and parents who may need some guidance on supporting children and young people through the Covid-19 pandemic. Call us on 0116 2182140 to get some advice, guidance or support at this difficult time. Please note that this advice line is also available to The Laura Centre clients who may have postponed their sessions but require some support or advice.

For further information and advice regarding Coronavirus please visit the NHS site at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/