Nelsons solicitors pick up paintbrushes to rejuvenate charity building

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Nelsons solicitors pick up paintbrushes to rejuvenate charity building

Staff from the Leicester office of Nelsons Solicitors spent their Sunday (Feb 22) redecorating the teenage unit at an independent charity in Shepshed which supports adults and children with learning disabilities. Three solicitors – Nichola Faith, Emily Weston and Lewis Addison – donned overalls and picked up paintbrushes to support Glebe House as part of the firm’s partnership with Leicestershire Cares. Nichola, Emily and Lewis brightened up the building’s cookery and break out areas in its teenage unit, creating a more neutral and relaxing environment with a lick of fresh...

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Partnership between Leicestershire Cares and local construction firm

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Partnership between Leicestershire Cares and local construction firm

When an ex-offender embarked on a four-week work placement with local construction firm Stepnell organised by Leicestershire Cares, he little knew how it would transform his life.  Thanks to that placement a year ago, 32-year-old Olson Murrain – who lives in Highfields, Leicester – has a steady, full-time job with Stepnell as a plasterer and finisher and is building himself a new career in the construction industry. Olson’s placement was made possible through the Community Safety programme which places ex-offenders with local employers for work experience. His attitude so impressed...

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Interview Technique at Sir Jonathan North Community College

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at Sir Jonathan North Community College

Today 24 volunteers interviewed 203 students at Sir Jonathan North Community College. This was our first Interview Technique session at the college and the event ran well with the following comments: “Thank you so much for giving up your time, we really appreciate it. It was a great event to help our students prepare for work and college interviews’’ – Claire Greaves, IAG coordinator   ‘’It’s shown me what kind of answers the company expects and what I need to work on’’  Sabrina, student Our thanks go to Sir Jonathan North Community College for their excellent...

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Employability Project at Beaumont Leys School

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Employability Project at Beaumont Leys School

The 3rd and 5th February saw our next round of Employability Project sessions take place at Beaumont Leys School. 210 students took part in workshops including problem solving, attitude and skills which were led by 26 volunteers from companies including Nylacast, Aurum, Bradgate Bakery, Sytner, Leicester City Council and Access Group. The sessions ran very well, with some companies leading workshops who had never been involved before, and were capped off with a question and answer session with the volunteers as well as a careers fair.   Gail Brown, Education Coordinator for...

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Mud, sweat but no tears as firm digs to a million

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Mud, sweat but no tears as firm digs to a million

When staff from member firm Ford and Slater got their hands very dirty clearing a ditch at the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre they passed a huge £1 million milestone. More than £1 million worth of time has now been donated by employee volunteers since the first Leicestershire Cares Team Challenges in the year 2000 – more than 460 community groups have been helped by 5,500 workers giving 36,000 hours of their time. Staff from member firm Ford and Slater, armed with spades, forks and loppers, helped to clear the drainage ditch at the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre in the city. The...

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