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.
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.
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.
Read more on how Leicestershire Cares has been connecting businesses and communities to tackle poverty and exclusion locally.
The Freedom Club at the Centre Project in Leicester is a safe place for unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugees to adjust, acclimatise and then thrive into their new life. So how can business benefit from supporting them?
Leicestershire Cares continues to work with schools to provide opportunities for students to have meaningful encounters with our member business volunteers.
With a full team in house, we have been delivering and planning a range of activities and workshops to continue our great work with NEET young people.
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.
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.
We are delighted to be co hosting a breakfast seminar with East Midlands Chambers on 20th November on CSR at Gateley’s city centre office.
The Promise to Care was launched on 31 October to a packed audience, including the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, local businesses and care experienced young people.
Leicestershire Cares partners with Haymarket Sexual Health Clinic to raise awareness of importance of sexual health amongst young women living in hostels.
The charity jointly sponsored the printing and launch of the book, published by Leicestershire Virtual School, alongside business member Checkprint
Check out the article to find out more about this new opportunity to share your thoughts about the care system as a care experienced person.
The YES Project, which has supported over 400 NEET young people has received continuation funding for a further two years.
Our Education team were delighted to win the East Midlands Chamber Leicestershire Education and Business Partnership Award 2019 at the Chamber's annual awards ceremony on Friday 20th September.
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.
On the 3rd of September volunteers from engineering firm Terex Pegson based in Coalville spent a day supporting a local day centre called Hope House, based in Griffydam.
Leicestershire Cares and the Freedom club take fourteen unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people to the theme park and zoo, Drayton Manor.
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.
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.
Leicestershire Cares’ young people take part in Learning and Work Institute focus group to explore future pathways to employment and training for care leavers.
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.
Our CEO Kieran Breen, has written an article for vulnerability 360 on why working with young people in an "agile and adaptive manner" is important for their development.
2019 Stability Index shows the journey to adulthood for young people in care is even harder than before, as around 80% are more likely to experience two or more changes of home within a year.
Only one month to go until the Charity Cycling Sportive which Knights are organising to fundraise for Leicestershire Cares. Get involved or sponsor our team of young people!
As part of Voices, we took a group of young people to see the celebrated poet, writer and performer who was in care himself when he was young.
During the month of May, Nylacast were able to raise much needed funds for Leicestershire Cares whilst also raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing with their staff.
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.
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.
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.
Alison Jeffrey delivered a thought-provoking presentation on the importance of businesses role in societal change and questioned how local government can best support this going forward.
Sytner Leicester BMW were able to do two World of Work tours with the STEM Ambassadors from Madani Schools Federation on the 1st and 3rd of May.
Earlier this year, Leicestershire Cares took part in developing new resources aimed at improving care leavers’ access to education, employment and training.
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.
Lord Willy Bach Police and Crime Commissioner says thank you to all the businesses and organisations for supporting the PCC Business Breakfast event.
166 employees from member businesses rose to the challenge of making the festive season more fun for people by supporting local charities and community groups.
30 local businesses, 22 of which are members of Leicestershire Cares, supported our annual Collect for Christmas appeal and raised almost £26,000 worth of items and cash to support families and individuals affected by homelessness.
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.