Placements Team Away Day

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Placements Team Away Day

Quadron Services East Midlands Horticultural Manager Nicola Clarke and Head Ranger Ciaran Fern were, especially delighted to welcome members of the Leicestershire Cares placements team recently to the Outwoods to do some conservation volunteering work of their very own. Following introductions and a safety briefing it was decided that it was too cold to attempt dry stone walling, so opted to do a more energetic activity thinning out an area of over crowded birch trees. Armed with bow saws and the appropriate safety wear, it was not long before the volunteers warmed up by felling selective...

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Member Profile: Bellrock

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Bellrock are a Property & Facilities Management Company and we  aspire to be different from every other FM company encountered before. We’re here to “change the face of Facilities Management”. Everything we do is tailored with our client’s space in mind. Our advice and service delivery solutions are customised to enable clients, their teams and customers to make the very most of the environment they work and live in; changing what we do in line with our clients’ evolving needs. We achieve this through our people and technology. We blend the best people, with the best...

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Community Safety Case Study – Carlton

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Community Safety Case Study – Carlton

Carlton Chokufa was referred to Leicestershire Cares in May 2015 through the Probation service.  He was interviewed and accepted onto the Community Safety Work Placement Scheme. Leicestershire Cares secured an interview for him with the University of Leicester for a two week placement in painting and decorating.  Carlton made a great impression at the interview so was offered a placement at the University.  During his placement Carlton was constantly punctual and an extremely hard worker; he completed the placement successfully and the University were very pleased with his attitude and...

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Ex Offenders Build a Working Future

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Ex Offenders Build a Working Future

The Community Safety project, helping ex-offenders into work, is celebrating a double success with the construction firm Bowmer & Kirkland giving two Leicester men a fresh start in full time paid employment. Family-owned Bowmer & Kirkland has started taking ex-offenders on placements which include mentoring by the firm’s staff and are designed to boost confidence and skills. Key basic qualifications in health and safety are also ticked off. When James, 20, was referred to Leicestershire Cares in February he was low on confidence but wanted to work in construction. In his first...

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PTS Supports Over 100 People Back in to Work

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

PTS Supports Over 100 People Back in to Work

During the last 5 years, Plumbing Trade Supplies, at its Frog Island depot in Leicester, have taken a staggering amount of clients on a two week mentored placement. With their help and support, 110 people in need have had the chance to experience what it is like to work in a fast paced, 24-hour-a-day warehouse. The depot manager, Ian Hall (pictured below with homelessness clients), has personally overseen the introduction of each and every one of the clients during the collaboration between Leicestershire Cares Homelessness Project and PTS. Last May, our combined efforts were rewarded at the...

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