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Coronavirus Support

We recognise that these are difficult times

So we've collected together details of local services which may be useful to know about at this time. We will continue to update and add to this information but if you have any questions then please contact us.

Holy Trinity Foodbank 

Saffires clients can attend with no referral, as do other members of the public. They will be asked to fill in a voucher which asks them to state the nature of their crisis e.g ‘I am unemployed at the moment’. Sarah from Saffires will be volunteering there from Wednesday 1st April, health permitting.  You will not need to state any connection to Saffires, and you will be treated confidentially. Access is via the back of the church on Turner Street, Leicester (black metal door). The foodbank is open from 10:00-12:00 every Wednesday. 


Debt Advice and help with finances

Trinity Money Advice Leicester will continue to provide confidential and free advice on benefits, bills, debt management and general guidance via email, phone, or WhatsApp.  No referral is required.

Call 07512 677072 or email 


Leicester Sexual Health Clinic

The clinic will close on Saturday 21st March. Some emergency appointments might continue depending on government guidance. The community team can post out condoms to saunas if required.   If you need screening, pills or any  information about a self-testing kit or online pill service, please go online or call Diane or Kay on 07580 973 307.

Use the website for self care information on  or use the phone line  0300 124 0102 if you have an urgent need.

Mental Health Support

Lifelinks Leicester will continue to provide phone call support sessions, however all face-to-face contact has ceased until further notice.  You can self-refer via the free phone line 0800 0234 575 or using the online form at You need to give the name of your local GP  -this is for Safeguarding purposes.


Currently Leicester Cathedral and city Anglican churches remain open for personal prayer. However all public services have been cancelled. Many churches are live-streaming services or providing other online services - have a look for a church near you and find out what they're offering. If you'd like help finding a local church, please contact us. Otherwise you are invite to join with some of the churches that partner with Saffires:

Holy Trinity Leicester - live-streaming at 10.30am every Sunday

Knighton Free Church - live-streaming at 10.30am every Sunday

Trinity Life Church - a pre-recorded service is released at 5pm each Thursday