As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped to shape our organisation, our service users, volunteers and partner agencies. We value our friendships with you and look forward to working with you in the year to come. With appreciation to you all, the staff at LASS wish you a very merry Christmas and extend our best wishes for a happy New Year filled with peace and prosperity.
SEASONAL OPENING TIMES
- We are closed between Monday, 25th December 2017 - Monday, 1st January 2018.
- We re-open on Tuesday, 2nd January 2017
There are a number of places that you can turn to for HIV/AIDS related help and advice. The following web page lists services and support available for HIV, AIDS and sexual health in Leicester and Leicestershire http://www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk/getting-tested-and-clinics/clinics/
PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)
PEP is a course of HIV medication which you can take if you have been at risk of HIV infection. The course of HIV medication lasts 28 days and, if you start taking it within 72 hours of putting yourself at risk, it may be able to prevent you from becoming infected with HIV. Further information on PEP can be found from the following link: http://www.aidsmap.com/Post-exposure-prophylaxis-PEP/page/1044883/
NHS services available over Christmas and New Year
The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland wants to remind patients that medical care is still available over the Christmas and New Year holidays when their local GP practices are closed.
In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland most GP practices will close at their normal time on Friday 22nd December and not reopen again until the morning of Wednesday 27th. They close again at their normal time on Friday 29th and reopen on the morning of Tuesday 2nd January.
However, there is still care available for people who need an urgent appointment.
You can find a full guide to all services which are open in your local areas on the Stay Well in LLR website at https://staywell-llr.org.uk/stay-well/christmas-new-year-2017-gp-opening-times . This includes GP, pharmacy and dental service information.
If you aren’t sure what services are open, or you need to talk to a clinician immediately, please call NHS 111. They’re free to call, open 24 hours a day 7 days a week and can tell you what services are open closest to you. They can also book appointments for you at many of these services so you don’t have a long wait. It’s the right call to make if you need clinical care during the holidays.
Full information for NHS Services over the Christmas and New Year Period is available from this link.
Christmas and New Year Homeless and Food Services in Leicester
Our colleagues, One Roof Leicester, a charity which provides accommodation, support and advice to the homeless, destitute refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerably housed in Leicester have provided information for food and homeless services across Leicester for Christmas and New Year. The information is available at this link.