Welcome to VASL

 VASL is a charity dedicated to improving  lives in the Harborough District and the wider community of Leicestershire

Some of our Young Carers at Cadbury World

Some of our Young Carers at Cadbury World

A few of the things we do

• Support over 4,200 carers throughout Leicestershire

• Help young carers have a time and place to enjoy themselves and provide support

• Preventing isolated older people from living disconnected lives

• Help carers and older people become part of the digital world

• Recruit and train volunteers

We are adding to what we do all the time.  If you think of something that you think needs doing, let us know.


In June 2017 VASL’s Community Champions project was awarded five years funding to ensure our work in reducing loneliness and isolation in the over 60’s could continue and grow.

Visit - Investing in VolunteersVASL are proud to be affiliated to Investing in Volunteers (IiV)
the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.

By being part of IiV we are able to:

• Enhance our volunteers’ experience and increase their motivation
• Strengthen our reputation and encourage more people to volunteer
• Minimise risk, maintain knowledge, and plan for the future


Please help to support us to support you

VASL is registered with the Just Giving scheme. You can use this to make an online donation or even organise a fundraising event on our behalf or sponsor a fundraiser

£3 would cover the cost of a telephone befriender calling someone that needs to know there is someone out there for them

£20 could pay for a  few sheets of music for the VASL Carers Choir

£300 could pay for a print run of our information leaflets

Or why not donate to us every time you search the internet by using easysearch on easyfundraising.org.uk ?

Watch  Maggie Philbin talking about VASL and why she chose to be our Patron.

 Find out more 

You can find out more about what we do to support communities in Harborough and Leicestershire here.

Watch our General Manager Maureen O’Malley talking about VASL and our future:

If you’re interested in working with us, Maureen would be happy to talk to you on 01858 439267 or drop her an email on momalley@vasl.org.uk

 A lasting legacy

Our work relies entirely on securing funding such as grants and in today’s tough economic climate we’re relying more than ever on donations and the generosity of people like you.

Some people leave us  a donation in their Will, after providing for their loved ones. Their donations help us support vulnerable people throughout Leicestershire, as well as Harborough, so it’s a wonderful way to leave a lasting legacy.

Any gift, large or small, helps to pay for our projects and training our volunteers, now and in the future. You can find out more in our Legacy Leaflet or email momalley@vasl.org.uk

Many thanks for your support.