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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Kieran Breen

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Kieran Breen

Kieran has spent 30 years working in the development sector in both the UK, Africa, Latin and North America.  Kieran started his career as a youth worker with SCF UK and developed and led pioneering social action work with disadvantaged young people. He was very involved in policy and practice debates around children’s rights, looked after children and unaccompanied asylum seeking children He was the CEO for the Child Brain Injury Trust and developed a range of projects aimed at empowering disabled young people . He has focused on social action with children and young people, and working...

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Terex Pegson Ltd

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Terex Pegson Ltd

We are thrilled to formally welcome Terex Pegson Ltd as one of our latest members.  Terex Corporation is a lifting and material handling solutions company reporting in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment serving customers in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility, quarrying and mining industries. Terex also offers financial products and services to assist in...

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Farewell to Katharine

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

It was with a sad heart that Leicestershire Cares said goodbye to Katharine Lightbrown last week as she moved on to pastures new. Katharine was the Community Development Manager, managing the  Team Challenge, Collect for Christmas and ProHelp programmes in addition to all PR activity. Katharine had been an employee for twelve years and grew the community development area substantially during that time. She was a huge asset to the charity and will be missed by all. The whole team wishes Katharine the very best in her new role and looks forward to seeing her again when she joins...

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It’s National Apprenticeship Week! – Solving Skills Gaps with Postive Relationships

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! – Solving Skills Gaps with Postive Relationships

In 2016 alone a predicted 96,300 new engineers, scientists and technologists are needed to replace the retirements in industry. A trio of Leicestershire Cares partners has come up with a unique formula proven to aid the industry skills gap. Leicestershire Cares introduced member company Nylacast to Beaumont Leys School in 2013, through their numerous Employability Projects which have concentrated on the CBI’s employability definitions. The school provides a fantastic vetting service and supports students through their first apprenticeship interviews as part of Leicestershire Cares’...

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