Golden Heart #46

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Heart #46

Our very own Monica Stark recently presented the 45th Golden Heart award to Mark Humphries for his outstanding contribution and support to the Community Safety Project. Mark recently took over Steve Palethorpes role as key contact for Leicester City’s parks department and has been a great asset to our organisation. Known for his excellent mentoring skills, he always goes the extra mile to ensure our clients are working to the best of their abilities whilst completing work placements, to gain many key skills which helps better their employability...

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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. This was done over a two week period. From this placement, Nathan received excellent feedback, where he was...

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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. The sessions ran very well, with some companies leading workshops who had never been involved before, and were capped off with a question and answer session with the volunteers as well as a careers fair.   Gail Brown, Education Coordinator for...

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Employability at New College & Golden Heart #41

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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! Gail Brown, Education Coordinator for Leicestershire Cares, said of the event, “A huge thank you to our member companies: Aurum, Nylacast, Bellrock, Alltruck, Leicester City Council, National Grid and...

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Golden Heart #34

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Heart #34

On Tuesday 15th April, Karen Troughton, Finance Officer at Leicestershire Cares, presented our 34th Golden Heart award to Vina Pattani, John Solyk and the Payroll team at Leicester City Council. The team have kindly supported Leicestershire Cares for the last 10 years by providing our pay roll. They have resolved issues, processed the comings and goings of staff members and answered queries throughout this time. Karen said “It has been really nice to recognise the work that John, Vina and the rest of the team put...

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