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. (more…)

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. (more…)

Member Profile: Thermo Fisher Scientific

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

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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. (more…)

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: (more…)

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. (more…)

Partnership between Leicestershire Cares and local construction firm

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

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.  (more…)

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   (more…)

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.

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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…)

Firms showed they really cared at Christmas

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

Firms showed they really cared at Christmas

Leicestershire and Rutland businesses proved they really do care, with a Christmas campaign putting more than 2,500 Toys on the Table for children who might otherwise not receive any presents. (more…)