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World of Work - Everards

24 Jan 2022

Young people from Leicestershire Cares found out about the ins and outs of daily business at one of Leicestershire historic companies, Everards, while on a World of Work Tour.

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Education Team Update

20 Jan 2022

The Education Team had a packed Autumn term organising and delivering interview technique events, employability events and workshops, and launched a new project for visually impaired young people.


A Focus on the Future

20 Jan 2022

Leicestershire Cares Education team’s new project focusing on employability for visually impaired young people

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Go for Reading Relaunch 2022

20 Jan 2022

After over a year of uncertainty in schools and businesses, due to Covid19, the Leicestershire Cares education team are looking forward to relaunching the Go for Reading project to start in the school summer term 2022.

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YES Project World of Work Tour

7 Jan 2022

Exploring career opportunities for young people in the leisure and fitness industry at Everyone Active Wigston

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Working together to offer careers inspiration

16 Dec 2021

It's been a busy term for our Education team delivering a variety of employability events for secondary schools, with support from our volunteers. We held nine events in five schools and colleges, with volunteers attending virtually or in person.

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Back of the net!

13 Dec 2021

Our community development team have been delighted to support Cossington FC, a grassroot community led initiative in Belgrave that seeks to provide young men from a diverse range of background with opportunities to play football on a Sunday

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Building bridges not walls

13 Dec 2021

Our community development team were honoured to attend the local Christmas celebration of the Dialogue society.

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Our Champions' Champion

2 Dec 2021

We were delighted to award Jessica Davies from Joules with our Champions' Champion Award in recognition of all her work for us over the last six months

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UP Project Employability Workshop

2 Dec 2021

The Unlocking Potential project were delighted to be able to hold their first face-to-face employability workshop post COVID-19, with the support from CPWP Director, Ashley Cowdrey!

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Winter gardens

2 Dec 2021

We are delighted to be chosen once again to be part of the wonderful Winter Gardens initiative

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Self-respect through street art

29 Nov 2021

Care experienced young people create a graffiti mural to express themselves with a powerful message. The project supported by Pedestrian and ENGIE

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Celebrating our diverse community on Diwali

24 Nov 2021

At Leicestershire Cares, we are inclusive and celebrate our diverse community’s faith festivals, by reaching out to the communities and making sure nobody is left behind.


Golden Heart for Leicester City Council

18 Nov 2021

We were delighted to present Owain Turner with a Golden Heart as a thank you for volunteering as our event photographer at our annual celebration event

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Can procurement power up Levelling Up?

18 Nov 2021

As part of our commitment to building partnerships between government, community and business we were delighted to host a seminar on Wednesday 17th November


Diversity and Inclusion Conversation with AAA Foundation

12 Nov 2021

As part of our diversity and inclusion webinars for our staff team to learn about different cultures and values. We were thrilled to have Cheryl Armatrading host the webinar to talk about African Caribbean community.


Who Cares?

9 Nov 2021

Leicestershire Cares supports campaign to improve support for young carers across the UK

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Education successes in the last quarter

5 Nov 2021

Our Education work is off to a great start this term with over 14 secondary schools requesting face to face or remote interview technique events.


Happy Diwali

4 Nov 2021

On behalf of all our trustees, staff, volunteers, partners and young people we would like to wish all our friends in the community a wonderful and happy Diwali.


National Care Leavers Week 2021 #NCLW2021

1 Nov 2021

Leicestershire Cares celebrated our amazing care experienced young people during National Care Leavers Week 2021 by looking back at 3 years of work funded by Esmee Fairbairn Leaving Care Funding Stream

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The UP Project's Quarter Successes

26 Oct 2021

Over the past quarter, the UP Project has seen many successes, from being short listed for an award, lots of participants gaining education, training and employment and the launch of our 'Lives not Knives' animation!

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Launching our Promise to Care Toolkit

25 Oct 2021

Coproduced toolkit for businesses, local authorities and support organisations to understand the issues facing care experienced young people looking for work.

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Inspiring the workforce of the future

7 Oct 2021

After the summer break our education volunteers are back in schools once again, inspiring students to reach their career goals and opening their eyes to job roles they may not have thought of

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Reflections for change

5 Oct 2021

As part of our commitment to ongoing development and learning, we took time out on Friday to reflect on what we are learning from our efforts to implement our “Power To Change Model”.


Health and Wellbeing Trips To Skegness

28 Sep 2021

The Community Development team at Leicestershire Cares funded five diverse communities across Leicester an opportunity for a day trip to Skegness.


Our 2021 Award Winners

27 Sep 2021

We were thrilled to be able to hold our annual award ceremony face to face last week at the stunning Winstanley House.

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From Leicester to Zimbabwe with Care

23 Sep 2021

Leicestershire Cares Taking Hold of Our Heritage book is used as a resource in Zimbabwe Care Leavers Network Advocacy Strategic Planning day

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Outstanding Contribution to Employability 2021

15 Sep 2021

We are excited about presenting the Outstanding Contribution to Employability Award at our upcoming awards ceremony. We have nominated four companies who have all worked tirelessly to support our remote events with schools.


Outstanding Contribution to Interview Technique 2021

9 Sep 2021

We are excited to have shortlisted 5 businesses who were outstanding in giving their time to help us ensure that students still received a mock interview and feedback last academic school year, despite disruptions to workplaces and schools.

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Catching up with the Police and Crime Commissioner

7 Sep 2021

Rupert Mathews the PCC for LLR visited our office last Thursday to find out more about the work we deliver in partnership with the VRN, PCC, business and community partners to make our communities safer


Education team - Time to reflect and refresh

19 Aug 2021

The summer has been a time of planning, revision and reflection for the Education team. We’ve been planning how we’d like our projects to progress, what has been working well, what we can improve and reflecting on our volunteers’ experiences

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Social Mobility Commission: State of the Nation 2021

23 Jul 2021

The Social Mobility Commission has published it’s State of the Nation report 2021, in which they call for a shake-up of child welfare benefits and significant investment in education to put disadvantaged children and young people at centre stage.

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Eid Mubarak

20 Jul 2021

Wishing all our friends, staff, young people and partners a very happy Eid Ul Adha

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Do you need help with digital skills?

8 Jul 2021

We’ve developed an info sheet aimed at parents, carers and families, that lists where to go for digital support, training, access to digital devices and useful websites.

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Year End Newsletter

6 Jul 2021

Over the last year, our city and county have faced many challenges. In many ways, Covid 19 and the lockdown have exacerbated and shone a light on inequalities that we already knew existed.


Levelling up: What is the big idea?

1 Jul 2021

For the last in our series of #BBBYouthWelfare webinars run in partnership with De Montfort University and LLR Safeguarding Children Partnerships, we focussed on the implications of the “Levelling up” agenda for local growth and development.


Education update June 2021

17 Jun 2021

The Education team has a calendar full of remote student events for the remaining school term and continue to plan for the new academic year ahead.

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Supporting students with a smile

16 Jun 2021

We were delighted to deliver two more successful remote mock interview events recently with year 10 students from English Martyrs Catholic School. This brings the total remote interview technique events delivered by Leicestershire Cares to 23.


Relaunch and Rebuild

15 Jun 2021

Volunteers and school staff involved in Number Partners (NP) and Go for Reading (GFR) recently joined us remotely to talk about how we can relaunch these projects so that they impact students in the best way possible in the future.

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Volunteers’ Week 2021

1 Jun 2021

Leicestershire Cares is saying thank you to all its business volunteers during Volunteers’ Week 2021


30 Days Wild 2021

1 Jun 2021

We are taking part in The Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild Challenge!

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Conversation about diversity and inclusion

1 Jun 2021

We are thrilled to bring diverse community organisations and Leicestershire Cares staff team together on an experiential learning through lived experiences as part of our diversity and inclusion work.

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Time to Wander and Ponder

25 May 2021

To combat the strains of working from home and to maintain levels of teamwork and overall wellbeing, the social committee at Leicestershire Cares have set up a Strava activity challenge for staff

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Education News

20 May 2021

Our remote interview events continue to inspire students and volunteers alike


Eid Mubarak

13 May 2021

Eid Mubarak to All our friends and followers who celebrate have a lovely day and a peaceful year


Diversity and Inclusion: Moving Forward: Together We Can

10 May 2021

Thanks to the support of the Rank foundation we have been able to appoint Zamzam Yusuf as a full time action research officer to look at the needs of African, Afro Caribbean, Asian and East European communities across our city and county.

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Working Together April Newsletter 2020

6 May 2021

Covid 19 has shone a cruel light on the many issues facing our city and county, but it has also shown that there is spirit and a willingness for people to work together. It might be a cliché, but our strongest asset is our people.

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A Germs Journey

29 Apr 2021

We have been delighted to work with Decentered media on their “A germs journey project”

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Bridging the digital divide.

27 Apr 2021

Since Lockdown began in March 2020 it quickly became obvious that having internet access and the knowledge and means to use it were essential, to ensure families, children and young people were not left behind


Vaisakhi 2021

23 Apr 2021

Staff from the Community Development and YES Project team celebrated Vaisakhi

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Our Business Members Say YES!

19 Apr 2021

The YES Project are tapping into the knowledge and expertise of our business members to develop the project.

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Turning despair into hope: A power to change approach

16 Apr 2021

We have been reflecting on our practice and learning through the lockdown and developed in partnership with a wide range of our stakeholders our “Power to Change Approach” to working with communities and young people

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Reaching out in Welsh

13 Apr 2021

We were delighted to see Kieran’s recent article on the care review translated into Welsh by the wonderful ExChange Wales

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Home Secretary pops in

12 Apr 2021

We were delighted to host the Rt Hon Priti Patel, the Home Secretary at our office last Thursday.

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Lets Get To Work !

29 Mar 2021

YES Project will be uploading monthly job vacancies for our participants, so keep an eye out!

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Young People`s Team Challenge

23 Mar 2021

Our young people worked together to support New Parks Community Hub by planting flowers and bedding plants.


The UP-Project Case Study: SG

23 Mar 2021

The UP-Project Case Study: SG joined the UP-Project in November 2020 after being referred by Leicester Youth and Justice.

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Spring Champions Lunch

22 Mar 2021

Spring Champions Lunch - Last Thursday we held our first Champions Lunch event of the year.



10 Mar 2021

Together with our young people, business and community partners we celebrated and recognised International Women`s Day 2021.


A career in Law.

1 Mar 2021

In our most recent live careers webinar, we were joined by 2 speakers from the law firm, Knights plc.


International Women`s Day 2021

1 Mar 2021

Celebrate #InternationalWomensDay with us! Join us celebrating women's achievements, calling for gender equality and visioning a future where we #ChooseToChallenge.

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Careers Week Competition

1 Mar 2021

Leicestershire Cares is running a competition for secondary students in celebration of Careers Week 2021


Why are we supporting the Census?

26 Feb 2021

Because these things matter to us all, everyone needs to complete the census. Do not worry, your information is protected by law. That means government officials dealing with payments or services you receive cannot see it.

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Community In Action Podcast

25 Feb 2021

The Community in Action Podcast brings stories and narratives of our diverse communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Live Careers Webinar - Law

17 Feb 2021

Don't miss the third webinar in our series of Careers talks for secondary schools on Thursday 25th February, 11am -12


Pathways Supports NEET Young People

9 Feb 2021

The YES Project have partnered with Pathways to provide advice and guidance on accessing further and higher education to NEET young people


New year new changes within education

26 Jan 2021

With the start of the new year once more seeing the closure of schools, the education team are working creatively to find new ways that our business volunteers can support students who are learning from home.


Live Speaker Webinars for Schools

25 Jan 2021

During school closures we are delivering a series of speaker webinars to support our partner schools and maintain their links with our member businesses.


The hill we climb

21 Jan 2021

We felt this poem by 22 year old Amanda Gorman recited at Joe Biden’s inauguration offered a vision of everything that is positive about our world and the creativity that comes from our young people.


The value of Mock Interviews

19 Jan 2021

Despite Covid-19 and interruption to schooling, just over 700 students in Leicester and Leicestershire schools have received a mock interview from a local business volunteer this academic year.

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Community in Action launch

18 Jan 2021

A new and exciting action research project, which seeks to learn from the rich cultural diversity of Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland.

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WIRE Project Update

15 Jan 2021

The WIRE Project continues to support ex-offenders and achieve successful outcomes despite lockdown restrictions.

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#TogetherWeCan: Bags of Hope

15 Dec 2020

Over the last few weeks we have been working with the business and community sector to distribute wellbeing bags to people and families in need , who are in danger of being left behind.

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Office Depot Donate Tonnes of Toiletries

24 Nov 2020

Office Depot and Leicestershire Cares Community Development Team link with charitable organisations to reach people in need throughout Leicester and Leicestershire.


Education update

20 Nov 2020

New school year, new way of delivering our education projects

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2020 Winter Gardens

20 Nov 2020

We are excited to announce that we are one of eight charities chosen to be a part of the 2020 Charity Winter Gardens.


YES Project Update

18 Nov 2020

The YES Project team have been working hard to support NEET young people throughout the pandemic.

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Happy Diwali

13 Nov 2020

We would like to wish all our friends, partners, staff and volunteers a happy and safe Diwali this weekend.


Recycle and Upskill: An Easy Win-Win!

12 Nov 2020

Do you or your business have old IT equipment? Read on to find out how your old laptops can be revamped and recycled to support disadvantaged groups across the region to develop their digital skills.


‘Together We Care’ at Christmas

27 Oct 2020

Working with local businesses to collect and distribute care packages this Christmas to those affected by the Covid pandemic and most in need.


Making Moves Project update

13 Oct 2020

Leicestershire Cares and the homelessness project ‘Making Moves’ have been working hard since the announcement of the lockdown on the 20th March.

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Levelling up our communities

30 Sep 2020

We were very pleased to see the publication of this report which is very much in line with a lot of our thinking and practice during the pandemic.


Recycle Week 2020

29 Sep 2020

Leicestershire Cares supported Recycle Now`s 17th annual Recycle Week


Responsible Business

28 Sep 2020

We were delighted to be asked to share our learning and experience with the Responsible Business Team at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).

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No silos, egos or logos. #BBBYouthWelfare

25 Sep 2020

We have been working in partnership with, De Montfort University, and the Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland Safeguarding Children Partnerships and a wide range of local and national organisations to put together a series of webinars.


People development award

21 Sep 2020

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the East Midlands Chambers Commitment to people development.

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Community Safety Survey

18 Sep 2020

A new survey by the OPCC and VRN exploring what the community feels the priorities are when it comes to community safety.


Champions Meeting

18 Sep 2020

We are having our first virtual Champions Meeting on the 23rd September.


New workshop: Fakeaways

16 Sep 2020

We are launching a new workshop called ‘Fakeaways’ - making our favourite takeaway foods in a healthier way.

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#BBBYouthWelfare Webinar 24th September 1-2pm

10 Sep 2020

There is a lot of talk in the media about #BuildBackBetter, but what does it mean? What would it look like locally? This webinar will be a chance to hear from Neal Lawson one of its leading architects.


Spreading the good news

9 Sep 2020

We have been delighted at the coverage our #TogetherWeCare awards have received in the local media.


Education Projects Annual report 2019-20

26 Aug 2020

Leicestershire Cares is celebrating the start of the new academic year by publishing its annual education report, highlighting the successes of our projects during 2019-20

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Creativity and agility is in demand

13 Aug 2020

Throughout the lockdown we have sought to work in a creative and agile way , adapting our efforts as best we can so nobody is left behind.

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Quarantine Cooks

6 Aug 2020

The quarantine cooks workshop has come to an end after 10 successful weeks

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Life Under Local Lockdown

28 Jul 2020

On 30 June, Leicester became the first city in the UK to experience a local lockdown. This rapid assessment builds on the findings of our ‘Life Under Lockdown’ report to explore the impact that the local lockdown is having on vulnerable young people

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13 Jul 2020

350 business, community , church and political leaders signed a #BuildBackBetter statement.


Knife crime session

10 Jul 2020

Leicestershire Cares' UP and WIRE Projects are collaborating with BBC Radio in response to knife crime.


Domestic abuse bill

8 Jul 2020

The Domestic Abuse Bill completed its Report Stage and Third Reading on Monday 6th July.

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26 Jun 2020

How working together could could help us tackle key issues as we transition out of the pandemic.


Black Voices

25 Jun 2020

As we reflect on the powerful messages coming out of the #BlackLivesMatters movement we are keen to listen to Black voices.

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Back of the Net!

23 Jun 2020

Leicester City Football Club: our first virtual world of work tour

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The impact of volunteering

22 Jun 2020

On the Go For Reading Project, it has been uplifting to receive feedback from the schools and volunteers.


Volunteers Week 2020

1 Jun 2020

For Volunteers Week 2020 we would like to thank all of our business volunteers for the support they have provided to our charity and the community.


Job Seeking and COVID-19

26 May 2020

Many job seekers are feeling worried about how COVID–19 could affect their employment opportunities. There are a few things that they can do, with the help of Leicestershire Cares, to improve their employability.

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East Midlands Charity Awards 2020

21 May 2020

We are delighted to be finalists in two categories: East Midlands Charity of the Year and Volunteer manager of the Year.


Life Under Lockdown

19 May 2020

Leicestershire Cares publishes finding of rapid participatory assessment of the impact that the lockdown is having on vulnerable young people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

18 May 2020

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, as a charity we have worked hard to stay connected to our participants and young people.


Tackling domestic abuse

6 May 2020

As an organisation we are committed to tackling domestic abuse and we strongly believe in a partnership approach.


Ramadan Mubarak

24 Apr 2020

In this month of reflection and worship , wishing all who follow and worship a safe and happy time.


Feed your Family for a Fiver Workshop

21 Apr 2020

Before the lockdown some of our young people on the Homelessness Project attended the Feed your Family for a Fiver workshop; similar sessions have been ran via Zoom with Samworth Brothers.

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Protected Characteristics

20 Apr 2020

How Leicestershire Cares is raising awareness of hate crime among our young people and building relationships with the police


Reading Rocks!

9 Apr 2020

It has been great to visit our Go for Reading partner schools this term and see our committed and enthusiastic business volunteers raising confidence and sharing their love of reading with students in Leicester and Leicestershire.


Competition Time

1 Apr 2020

We’re running a competition for primary and secondary school students in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to encourage careers education over the coming weeks.


Launching #TogetherWeCare

1 Apr 2020

A new initiative to recognise individuals who have been working hard in their community during Covid-19.


Stepping up

30 Mar 2020

Leicestershire Cares have been stepping up to the challenge of the pandemic by partnering with the local community and businesses.


Quarterly Newsletter April 2020

30 Mar 2020

Check out our quarterly newsletter, it features the great work our partnerships have been delivering in the past four months and what we have planned for the next quarter.


Number Partners Count

27 Mar 2020

Amazing commitment from business volunteers in primary schools across Leicester and Leicestershire.

ExChange Book Giveaway 2020

27 Mar 2020

ExChange are giving fifteen lucky individuals the chance to win one of the amazing books featured on their blog.

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Sharing knowledge

20 Mar 2020

Leicestershire Cares’ staff share new found knowledge about social pedagogic practice, after 3 days training in the ThemPra’s Diamond Model.


Let’s brew this!

11 Mar 2020

On Thursday 8th of March at Leicestershire Cares, we had a coffee event and motivational speaker to celebrate International Women’s Day.


Champions Lunch agenda

6 Mar 2020

On Tuesday 10th of March we will be holding our Champions Lunch event, for our business members.

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Press release - Capacity Building event

3 Mar 2020

Last Friday, the Together Project organised an event for VCSE sector organisations to access business advice and skills share support to deliver their services more effectively.


Quarterly Newsletter February 2020

28 Feb 2020

Check out our quarterly newsletter, it features the great work our partnerships have been delivering in the past four months and what we have planned for the next quarter.

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Reimagining a care system

24 Feb 2020

As part of Care Day 2020, Leicestershire Cares’ young people took to social media to speak out about how they would like the care system to be, as well as what sets them apart from ‘normal’ young people.

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Care Day 2020 is coming!

18 Feb 2020

The annual international celebration of the Care Experienced community taking place on Friday 21 February.

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We are recruiting!

17 Feb 2020

We are currently recruiting for a Development Officer for our Community Development Team.


Champions Lunch 2020

7 Feb 2020

We are having our first Champions Lunch for the new year on Tuesday the 10th March 2020.


Lilu Restaurant World of Work Tour

31 Jan 2020

Young people attended a World of Work Tour at Lilu Restaurant and learnt all about the catering and hospitality Industry.


Capacity Building for the VCSE Sector

30 Jan 2020

Leicestershire Cares invites you to the launch of The Together Project – The National Lottery Community Funded initiative enabling VCSE sector organisations to access business advice and skills share support.


WIRE project up for an award

10 Jan 2020

We are delighted that Leicestershire Cares – WIRE Project has been shortlisted for the Value for Money award at the PCC's Safer Community Celebration award.


Support for our work

6 Jan 2020

Rupert Matthews, Conservative Prospective Candiate for Police & Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland recently visited our office.


The launch of the UP Project

6 Jan 2020

Leicestershire Cares has been featured once again in an article on the Exceptionals blog. It explains the UP Project's successes to date and the importance of having a project focused in rehabilitating young offenders to reduce reoffending.


Changing attitudes and making our communities safer

20 Dec 2019

Earlier this year, two of our team members from Leicestershire Cares participated in a seminar aimed at encouraging local employees to consider giving emplyment opportunities to ex-offenders.


Collect 4 Christmas update

18 Dec 2019

Leicestershire Cares are thrilled to announce this year’s successful Collect 4 Christmas campaign received donations in the region of £30,000 from local business members.


What drives behaviours?

6 Dec 2019

Yesterday, Joules delivered a training session at Leicestershire Cares on 'what drives behaviours?'


Beaumanor Hall visit

27 Nov 2019

Recently, a few of our staff and young people took a visit to Beaumanor Hall for a fun day of activities.


Successful work placement

27 Nov 2019

Anthony, a WIRE Project participant has had a successful two week work placement with the parks team and is eager to work another two weeks!


Festive Challenges 2019

25 Nov 2019

Our 2019 Festive Challenges Campaign has started, check out the article to read more.

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Sharing our learning

20 Nov 2019

Kieran Breen, our CEO will be facilitating two workshops at an upcoming conference on the 28th November at DMU aimed at social services staff working with young people.


Community Development Updates

7 Nov 2019

The Community Development Team have many updates as we approach the Christmas period, they have various festive challenges and the Collect 4 Christmas 2019 which will support vulnerable people affected by homelessness.


Champion’s Champion award

1 Nov 2019

At our Champions Lunch on the 30th October, we were able to award Michelle Newman from Knights plc with the Champion’s Champion award.


Golden Hearts awarded

1 Nov 2019

On Wednesday the 30th of October 2019 at our Champions Lunch, we were able to present two Golden Heart awards.


Happy Diwali

28 Oct 2019

Wishing all our friends and colleagues a very happy Diwali.


PCC Breakfast

17 Oct 2019

On Wednesday 30th of October, Leicestershire Cares will be attending the PCC Breakfast event in Leicester to encourage businesses to support employment for ex-offenders.


Champions Lunch

16 Oct 2019

At Leicestershire Cares on Wednesday the 30th of October we have our Champions Lunch.


Different but equal

16 Sep 2019

Our whole team took time out of our busy schedules last Thursday to spend time with Lyn Warren from Joules to learn more about diversity , dignity and inclusion in the workplace.


Nobody is left behind

6 Sep 2019

On Thursday 5th September cyclists from firms across the city and county came together to participate in the Knights cycling sportive.


Our work with vulnerable students in 2018-19

6 Sep 2019

A key focus of our education work last academic year was to increase our engagement with special schools and improve support for vulnerable and disadvantaged students.

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Employability Impact Report 2018-19

5 Sep 2019

Last academic year, our business partners supported over 2,000 secondary school students to develop their employability skills.


Go For Reading Impact Report 2018-19

3 Sep 2019

Through the support of our business volunteers, the Go For Reading Project has been able to impact the lives of many young people to help build their confidence in reading.

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Fresh lick of paint for community hall

23 Aug 2019

Earlier this month, the University’s Career Development Service turned off their computers, picked up their paintbrushes and swapped their day jobs to spend the day supporting local residents as part of a staff volunteering initiative.


A Year in YES

19 Jul 2019

Check out what the YES Project has been up to and what we have accomplished this past year.


Prayer and Cake

24 Jun 2019

On Friday the 21st of June, The City Retreat hosted an event in honour of Jox Cox and the legacy she left behind.


Invitation: 'The Great Get Together'

13 Jun 2019

Join us on Friday the 21st of June for the Great Get Together as we attempt to support what Joanne Cox stood for in the hope of bringing communities together.


Thank you to all Interview Technique volunteers

6 Jun 2019

A student from Beaumont Leys School attended Leicestershire Cares’ Annual Celebration Event at Winstanley House to say thank you to all the volunteers who have taken part in our Interview Technique project this year.


Eid Mubarak

5 Jun 2019

Happy Eid Mubarak to all our staff, family, friends and everyone who works with us.


Quarterly Newsletter 2019

23 May 2019

Read about all the great work our partnerships have been delivering and what we have planned in the next quarter.


Walker & Son World of Work Tour

23 May 2019

For Leicestershire Cares Week, young people attended a World of Work tour at the Walkers Charnwood Bakery – part of Samworth Brothers.


Annual Celebration Event 2019

21 May 2019

Thank you to everyone that attended our Annual Celebration Event on Thursday the 16th of May, it was a great way to celebrate the hard work of our business volunteers.

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YES Awards Film 2019

15 May 2019

Check out the film created from this year's YES Awards ceremony, where we celebrated our young people's achievements.


Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

8 May 2019

On Friday the 5th of July Leicestershire Cares will be holding a Youth Mental Health First aid course, which will be delivered by Chris Rollings.


East Midlands Charity Awards

12 Apr 2019

Leicestershire Cares and our CEO Kieran Breen have been nominated for awards by the East Midlands Charity Awards.


Go For Reading Graduation Celebration

10 Apr 2019

This week Moat Community College invited students and business volunteers that have taken part in the Go For Reading Project to a party to celebrate all the reading successes that have happened this term.


Interview Technique

8 Apr 2019

In total this spring term, 1,960 students were given a mock interview by business volunteers at 11 events across schools in Leicester and Leicestershire.


BBC Birmingham World of Work Tour

1 Apr 2019

Our young people on the Flying Fish and YES Projects visited the home of Doctor Who and the Peaky Blinders at the BBC Birmingham studios.


Know Your Stuff

21 Mar 2019

A new independent living skills workshop through the VOICES project at Leicestershire Cares.

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Champion's Champion

15 Mar 2019

Carla Loughrey from Hinckley and Rugby Building Society is our Champion's Champion!

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Successful WIRE Project breakfast event

25 Feb 2019

Several local businesses came to support the breakfast event on the 21st of February and many shared their experiences and successes of the WIRE Project.

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Annual YES Project Awards

21 Feb 2019

The annual YES awards where local charities and organisations gather to celebrate the achievements of young people.


Leicestershire Cares Quarterly Update

19 Feb 2019

Our quarterly update includes all the exciting projects and events Leicestershire Cares has been involved in to ensure no one is left behind.


Chill & Chat

18 Feb 2019

Leicestershire Cares will be running a new group for care-experienced young people (aged 18+) on a Monday evenings.


Impact for change

14 Feb 2019

The article Kieran Breen wrote for Vulnerability 360 on how the care system is failing young people has sparked further discussion and attention.