Nelsons solicitors pick up paintbrushes to rejuvenate charity building

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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

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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.  (more…)

Interview Technique at Sir Jonathan North Community College

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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

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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

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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

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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…)

Flying Fish – Arron’s Apprenticeship

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Flying Fish – Arron’s Apprenticeship

Flying Fish client, Arron, was referred to the project by Prospects. He had previously studied ICT in college but was having difficulty in finding work.   He had a very keen interest in computer programming and website design; The challenge for Flying Fish was to find him some work experience that met his specific needs. (more…)

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

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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…)