Community Safety Case Study – Matthew

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Community Safety Case Study – Matthew

Matthew was referred to the Community Safety project by his Offender Manager. He had worked since the age of 16, but having been in prison, felt that his chances of gaining employment would be reduced and he wanted to use this opportunity to “get back into a working environment”. In HMP Onley, Matthew had worked driving the fork lift trucks and was keen to gain employment in this field. He was therefore placed at Colton Packaging on the fork lift trucks and successfully completed the two weeks. In his feedback of the placement, Matthew wrote, that his time at Colton Packaging had further...

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Ten years of interviews in Leicestershire schools

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Ten years of interviews in Leicestershire schools

When more than 500 students at Hinckley’s John Cleveland College were given a mock interview this month by volunteers from local businesses it marked 10years since the first Leicestershire Cares Interview Techniques session. Since those first interviews at City of Leicester College in December 2004 – designed to help young people practice for the all-important real interviews they will fa ce beyond school – more than 28,000 have taken place across Leicestershire and Rutland. A total of 511 John Cleveland students sat the mock interviews this month, and Rachel Marshall, PSE...

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Golden Heart #43

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Heart #43

It was an emotional moment as Sylvia Sullivan who works at National Grid in Hinckley was presented with her Golden Heart award to recognise her outstanding commitment and dedication to the Go for Reading project. Starting her volunteering at Mount Grace High School in September 2009, Sylvia now volunteers at Redmoor Academy where she is known for being a delight to work with, friendly and appreciated by the students. Throughout her volunteering, she has been a committed, consistent and reliable volunteer. Sylvia said of her award, “Thank you. It is a pleasure for me to help children...

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Member Profile: Nylacast

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Member Profile: Nylacast Nylacast is regarded as a world leader in the development of engineered plastic solutions. Working with customers from the initial design stages to the end component, Nylacast can select the most performance-enhancing and value-adding material for the specific application needs. These plastic components will often replace metal parts in a range of industries such as Construction, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical and Food production, due to their corrosion-resistant, lightweight and high-strength properties, just to name a few. Headquartered in Leicester for over 45 years...

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Golden Heart #42

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Heart #42

Last week Flying Fish project co-ordinator, Peter Boyne, presented our 42nd Golden Heart to Susan Lapworth at Shoe Zone Leicester for her outstanding support for both Flying Fish and Community Safety. Over 40 young people have been supported in work experience placements with Susan. She started working with Leicestershire Cares in 2007 and enjoys knowing that she has helped disadvantaged young people in some way on the road to employment, saying: “You do not always see immediately how a work experience placement has helped them but it is always good to hear from previous clients who...

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