Leicestershire Cares Welcomes Georgina Riggall

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Leicestershire Cares Welcomes Georgina Riggall

Leicestershire Cares welcomes Georgina Riggall who joins us as Apprentice Team Support. Georgina will be working closely alongside Karla James, slowly taking over her role as Karla is due to take maternity leave in May. Georgina has previously worked in customer service for many years in areas such as retail, hospitality and finance. She has already started using the variety of skills learnt from all of these areas to help within her new role. She said ‘’This is now my second month here, I have enjoyed every aspect so far. I am looking forward to immersing myself more in all of the...

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Community Safety Case Study – Nathan

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Community Safety Case Study – Nathan

Nathan was referred to the Community Safety project at the start of this year. He had not worked since 2010, but in an interview stated, “I want to change my life. I want to support my kids and be a good father”.  Work placement options were discussed with Nathan and he was keen to develop his skills to gain a construction qualification to work on building sites. Nathan was asked to prove his motivation through completing a placement with Leicester City Council Parks Team. This was done over a two week period. From this placement, Nathan received excellent feedback, where he was...

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Member Profile: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Member Profile: Thermo Fisher Scientific Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. We employ 450 people in Loughborough and the site is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Community Action Council’s initiative which is designed to create opportunities to make connections in our communities by encouraging employee volunteering. The...

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Celebration Event 2015 – Award Finalists

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

We are delighted to announce that the finalists have been selected for our annual Celebration Event awards! Categories include Volunteer of the Year, Company of the Year, Team of the Year, ProHelp firm of the Year and Placement Provider of the Year. The finalists are:   – Gemma Humphrys, Alltruck – Jackie Penney, Ford & Slater – Carla Loughrey, Hinckley & Rugby Building Society   – Hinckley & Rugby Building Society – Alltruck – Amateur Swimming Association   – Walkers & Son at Muddy Boots Nursery – National Grid at Dorothy Goodman...

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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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