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New Beginnings in New Parks

6 Apr 2022

Members of the Community Development Team paid a visit to the New Parks Community Centre in Leicester City. We had a very fruitful meeting with Jo Randall, Director and Manager at Team Hub CIC, the organisation that has run the Centre since 2017.

Team Hubs CIC provide a wide variety of resources and services to the community in and around New Parks, including dance lessons at the Team Troupers Dance Academy, arts and crafts sessions at Team Crafts, and more.

In our meeting with Jo, Leicestershire Cares’ new Homelessness Development Officer Jess Strutt discussed plans to set up weekly drop-in sessions to provide housing and benefits support to young people.

We also delivered 40 Easter eggs for the Centre’s upcoming Easter egg hunt event.

We arrived just in time to see the Team Tots “Messy Play” session in action. Seeing children with hands and faces covered in paint darting around the entryway hall made for an interesting start to the day! The Centre was also packed with visitors to The Hub Community Café, which is open to the community Monday to Saturday.

We look forward to strengthening our partnership with Team Hub CIC and to providing vital support to the homeless population throughout Leicester.

Together, we can help vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in our communities realise their full potential and ensure that no one is left behind

Neetu Squire Head of Community Development

Our community development team work has been boosted by grants from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Nationwide Community Fund. Over the next three years we will be seeking to develop a series of creative and agile partnerships between community, business, young people and the public sector so nobody is left behind.


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#BagsOfHope | Leicestershire Cares

Bridging the digital divide. | Leicestershire Cares