Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

A Christmas Message It has been another busy year and one in which the world moved in many mysterious ways. We know that for too many people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland it was another year of inequality and exclusion, which is why the vital work we do alongside our many partners is so needed. Over the last year we have supported thousands of children to think about how they might enter the workplace and supported others to develop the vital literacy and numeracy skills which are essential if you are going to get on in life. We have supported ex-offenders, care leavers and...

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Check out this festive collection from Checkprint!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Checkprint in Hinckley have well and truly thrown themselves into the many festive opportunities that are on offer this year through our Collect for Christmas Campaign and Festive Challenges. Still in their first year of membership, the whole team, from warehousing & production to finance & personnel, have collected items to be given as gifts to disadvantaged and vulnerable children across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Checkprint have also supported FairShare who fight hunger by tackling food waste at their distribution centre and are wrapping gifts at Toys on the Table. Mark...

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Question – How do you make a room full of 14 year old pupils fall silent?

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Answer – You invite Stephen Gould, Managing Director of Everards Brewery and Laura Turner, Disability Ambassador for Remploy to talk about employability skills! Fullhurst Community College in Leicester welcomed the pair of Speedy Speakers and Year 9 students had the pleasure of learning and listening to two very powerful messages about their future journey from school into the world of work. The room was silent as Stephen and Laura shared their very personal messages. Stephen shared his success in life, both professionally and personally and explained that being POLITE was the key!...

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Christmas arrives early for pupils in Loughborough!

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

  Thorpe Acre Junior School were delighted to receive a set of maths games to support the Number Partners volunteering project at the school. The games were very kindly donated by Thermo Fisher Scientific in Loughborough and will be used each week during the fun sessions. Thermo Fisher Scientific volunteers are also joined by staff from DNVGL, also based in Loughborough. The employee volunteering scheme has been in place at Thorpe Acre School since 2007, with dozens of pupils being supported over the years. The sessions enhance the classroom learning, giving pupils the opportunity to...

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Volunteering makes you happy!

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

A new survey by social platform Neighbourly (November 2017) has found that employee volunteering is the route to a happier workplace. The survey, carried out by an independent research company with 2,000 people across the UK, found that employees who have volunteered with their company are 13% happier than those who have not. Neighbourly commissioned the survey to gain greater understanding of the attitudes around happy, healthy communities and the value of volunteering, with a number of questions addressing employee volunteering and happiness. A happier workforce brings a number of bottom...

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Jayne Arnold – Access Group

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Jayne is an Engineer by background, graduating from Loughborough University with an Honours degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Management. Since graduating however she has been working in the IT industry, firstly in technical roles and then moving on to more customer facing customer services roles. In 2005 she was appointed Customer Services Director at thankQ Ltd a software company which wrote software to support the NFP sector and was instrumental in creating a relationship with Leicestershire Cares as part of their CSR policy along with the environmental standard BS8555. Since 2013...

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