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”. (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

Member Profile: Nylacast

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

Member Profile: NylacastNylacast Logo

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. (more…)

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: (more…)

Education Year End Reports

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Our Education Year End Reports have now been finalised and are ready for viewing! Please click on the buttons below to download a copy to read:

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Employability at New College & Golden Heart #41

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Employability at New College & Golden Heart #41

The 17th September saw Leicestershire Cares Employability Project roll out at another city school. 156 students  at New College Leicester spent the day taking part in workshops for skills, team work and customer services. New College Leicester is the 2nd school to take part in the project and was the first to get the whole year group involved on one day – a big logistical challenge! (more…)

Golden Heart #39 & #40

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Heart #39 & #40

Huge congratulations and thanks go to Leicestershire Cares Golden Heart volunteers Gemma Humphrys and James Bull from member firm Alltruck.

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Marathon effort for Vista’s ‘secret garden’

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Marathon effort for Vista’s ‘secret garden’

A team of five staff from the blind and partially sighted charity Vista’s Kathleen Rutland Home in Leicester Forest East are running a half marathon to raise money so their elderly residents can enjoy a woodland walk in their garden.

In his mid 60s, Paul Sykes, the manager of the home in Leicester Forest East, is taking part in his first half marathon, alongside colleagues Demi Ball, Lorna Lynch, Georgia Vincent and Hannah Poyser. (more…)

1,700 Winter Coats Donated to Share the Warmth

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

1,700 Winter Coats Donated to Share the Warmth

Leicestershire and Rutland people have donated almost 1,700 coats to keep local people warm this winter – beating the total raised in last year’s first Coat Drive organised by Leicestershire Cares.

The coats for men, women and children are now in the hands of 25 charities and voluntary groups across the counties. They will be giving them to people in need as the weather turns cold in the weeks ahead. (more…)