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If you're a business or organisation based in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland and want to make a difference to care leavers lives, sign our Promise to Care!

The aim of the Promise is to provide care experienced young people with access to the support and opportunities they need to progress in education, employment and their wider lives. The promise is simple, flexible and tailored to what businesses can offer care experienced people. This might involve work experience, work tours or volunteering opportunities, or could be as simple as providing discounts on their services or contributing or donating items to group sessions.

To sign the Promise, complete the form at the bottom of this page and a member of our team will contact you about your offer. For more information about the Promise to Care, please contact Jacob Brown at Jacob@leicestershirecares.co.uk.

Promise to Care Signatory

200 Degrees

Specialist coffee roasters and unashamed coffee geeks. Our aim is to create the perfect cup of coffee so we ship the finest green beans from Rainforest Alliance farms back to the UK where tweed-clad artisans use the traditional art of roasting (at 200° Centigrade) to give a full bodied, smoother taste. Read about how 200 Degrees has worked with us to support care experienced young people.

A Team Fitness

A- TEAM FITNESS is a dance fitness organisation which offers expressive ways to get fit and encourage healthy lifestyle.

Access Generation

Access Generation CIC is a social enterprise that encourages organisations to employ inexperienced young people. Our purpose is to empower employers to attract the next generation. Our mission is to share young people’s views and expectations to help businesses become more visible and attractive to young people.

Access Group

Payroll, Onboarding, Talent & Absence Management, L&D, Reporting, Performance Management. Access HR Software - Attract, Engage, Develop & Retain The Best People. Applicant Tracking. HR Software For SMEs. Powerful Self Service. Recruitment Management.

Age UK

At Age UK we’re only able to make later life better for older people because we act together with others. Here’s how, with your support, we’re helping more of the older people who need us the most.

Alltruck PLC

Alltruck PLC provides great trucks, brilliant maintenance and happy drivers, which protects the value of our customers' brand and reputation.

BBC Radio Leicester

BBC Radio Leicester is the BBC Local Radio service for the English counties of Leicestershire and Rutland. The station broadcasts from studios in Leicester on 104.9 FM, on DAB, and via the BBC Sounds app.

Blaby District

Blaby is a local government district in Leicestershire, England. The district is named after the village of Blaby. The population of the district at the 2011 census was 93,915.

Box4Health - BOXERCISE4HEALTH BOXING AND FITNESS COACHING

Boxercise4health business was set up in 2009 to provide top quality boxing activities and fitness coaching programmes locally as boxing training, awards, fitness programmes. boxercise classes, Metafit HIIT sessions to increase participation in local communities, providing opportunities for young people, students and adults to set positive goals and own achievements through sports leadership, volunteering and Work experience within a independent sporting company setting.

Bradgate Bakery

Bradgate Bakery produces sandwiches, prepared salads and other chilled foods for some of the UK’s leading retailers.

Bradgate Park Trust

The Bradgate Park Trust’s vision is that future generations, regardless of age and background, will enjoy, value, understand and celebrate Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood’s inspiring landscapes and rich heritage. Read about the work Bradgate Park Trust has been doing to support care experienced young people.

Buddhi

Buddhi:बुद्धि ਬੌਧੀ. Your journey into Mindfulness, Heartfulness, Holistic Therapies & Natural Products. Buddhi provides a Holistic Mind and Body Approach

Cambridge & Counties Bank

Here to help you save, invest & grow Our commitment to treating each and every one of our customers as individuals is what makes us stand out from the rest.

CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world. We are insights-driven and outcome-based to help accelerate returns on your IT and business investments.

In all we do, our goal is to build trusted relationships through client proximity, providing industry and technology expertise to help you meet the needs of your customers and citizens.

Checkprint LTD

Security print & secure payment solutions. The TALL Group is a UK leader in the provision of security print, secure payment and online solutions.

Cocoa Amore Ltd

Since they opened the doors to Cocoa Amore in 2013, they have built a strong reputation as producing some of the finest handmade chocolates in the Midlands. They combine our passion for flavour and the art of the chocolatier to satisfy your senses. Using the finest cocoa sourced from ethical and sustainable cocoa farmers is of the highest importance to them.

Creative Futures Midlands

Creative Futures Midlands was set up to work with disadvantaged individuals to improve their mental health, well-being and life circumstances through teaching craft and life skills and the creation of community gardens.

C S Ellis

C S Ellis (Group) Ltd is a logistics & haulage Company. Operating from four locations, and across the UK & Europe.

At C S Ellis we are extremely proud of our transport industry history. With over 75 years’ experience providing the very best haulage and storage solutions, our family values have always been the heart of our operation.

C S Ellis operate out of multiple sites with headquarters situated in the heart of Rutland with 3 other sites in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.

DBC Training

Deliverying better choices, creating brighter futures

De Montfort University

De Montfort University Leicester is a public university in the city of Leicester, England. It was established in accordance with the Further and Higher Education Act in 1992 as a degree awarding body

Designer Wealth Manager (Money and Budgeting workshop)

At Designer Wealth Management, established in 1989, we believe that the ability to provide high-quality technical advice is just the start. We consider a financial master plan will inspire and motivate you, answering all your questions such as “Will I have enough money to do all the things I want to do?” and “Am I doing everything I should be doing with my money?”

Derby Theatre

Derby Theatre is reimagining what a regional producing theatre can be. Through our unique relationship with the University of Derby, we are a theatre that places learning, mentoring and artistic excellence at its heart, bringing together creative professionals with diverse audiences, to tell compelling stories.

The Documentary Centre Leicester

We are a collective of experienced individuals with a wealth of knowledge and expertise providing researchers, educators and students access to documentary media content.

Through the creative use of documentary media (e.g. documentary films, photography, audio, and new media) we co-curate exhibitions, events and immersive experiences that connect individuals with the world around them.

DNV GL

DNV is the independent expert in risk management and assurance, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, and inspires and invents solutions. Whether assessing a new ship design, optimizing the performance of a wind farm, analyzing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company’s supply chain, DNV enables its customers and their stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence.

East Midlands Chamber

Helping your business grow, whether through optimising processes, upskilling your people or reducing costs through membership benefits – the Chamber connects you to funding, skills, new people, expert help and provides a platform where you and your business can flourish.

East Street Lanes

East Street Lanes – Leicester's premier boutique bowling alley. We've got 8 Brunswick lanes, available for teams of 6 per lane.

Enhanced Beauty By Karen Blair

PMU and BBP certified artist. Creating beautiful and natural looking eyebrows through micropigmentation. Using a high quality pigments. Enhanced Beauty supported care experienced young people at our Meet an Employer Event

Everards of Leicestershire

Everards is a regional brewery based in Leicester and founded in 1849 by William Everard and Thomas Hull. It produces cask ales and owns over 170 tenanted pubs, mainly around the Leicestershire area.

Ford & Slater

The company was founded in 1928 and has a distinguished history as a franchised commercial vehicle dealer.

As a privately-owned company they take a long-term view. The Company owns the majority of its dealerships, profits have been re-invested since 1991 and security of employment is very important.

Their Mission Statement is to exceed our customer’s expectations by offering high quality transport services in an ethical manner at competitive prices.

Freedom Club

In autumn 2006 a foster carer came to the Centre Project with a 14 year old unaccompanied asylum seeker. The carer was frustrated by the lack of appropriate provision for the young person who was very isolated and because he was not yet in education, stayed in bed watching TV all day long. The Centre provided an opportunity for the young person to meet other people and be part of the community. The numbers of young people attending the regular drop-in sessions grew and a separate youth provision was created at The Centre, which the young people named Freedom Club to reflect the freedom to make choices.

Help the Homeless Leicester

We as a charity and our supporters truly believe our services can change and transform multiple lives for the better and help achieve the complete eradication of homelessness and rough sleeping within our city. At the heart of all our aims, objectives and overall vision is our “3 E’s” strategy, this is at the heart of all we plan and do... Enrich, Encourage and Empower.

Hinckley and Rugby Building Society

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society is a building society based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK. It dates from a merger in 1983, with origins claimed to date back to 1861

Hotpod Yoga Leicester

Europe’s largest yoga business. Since 2013, over 100,000 people have immersed themselves in a Hotpod class at one of our 50+ locations around the world. You’ll stretch further, breathe deeper, sweat harder and melt fully into the Hotpod experience – a balanced flow of active and passive postures, working the body and calming the mind in equal measure. For class times and more, take a look at the schedule above, then book your spot. Hotpod Yoga supported care experiened young people at our Meet an Employer Event

Inspired to Care - Leicestershire County Council

Across Leicestershire and Rutland there are thousands of exciting social care jobs waiting to be discovered by talented people who have what it takes to change

Jay Morjaria Life Coach

Helping wellbeing professionals achieve regular client numbers by increasing their online audience.

Joules Ltd

Joules is a British clothing company which sells clothing and homeware products inspired by British country lifestyles. Its founder Tom Joule described its business model in 2011 as creating clothing with "colour and fun and entertainment"

Knights PLC

Knights is a legal and professional services business with 930 professional advisors delivering high-quality services to over 18000 clients across the UK.

Learning and Work Institute

Lifelong learningEmployment & social securityEssential & life skillsGood work & progressionApprenticeships & technical educationSocial justice & inclusion.

LEBC (Leicestershire Education Business Company Ltd)

Creates links between business and education. We offer work placements, apprenticeship opportunities, careers advice and guidance.

Leicester Audi

Search the latest selection of Approved used Audi cars available at Leicester Audi on our easy to use website and value your part exchange online. Leicester Audi supported care experiened young people at our Meet an Employer Event

Leicester City Council

Leicester City Council is a unitary authority responsible for local government in the city of Leicester, England. It consists of 54 councillors, representing 22 wards in the city, overseen by a directly elected mayor.

Leicester City in the Community | Leicester City Football Club

Leicester City in the Community Overview LCitC harnesses the power of football to inspire individuals to achieve their full potential.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Adventurous outdoor activity experiences designed to stimulate, educate and motivate young people and others at affordable prices in a challenging and safe environment.

Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council is the county council for the English non-metropolitan county of Leicestershire. It was originally formed in 1889 by the Local Government Act 1888. The county is divided into 52 electoral divisions, which return a total of 55 councillors

Leicestershire Police - Hate Crime Team

In most crimes it is something the victim has in their possession or control that motivates the offender to commit the crime. With hate crime it is ‘who’ the victim is, or ‘what’ the victim appears to be that motivates the offender to commit the crime. Read about how we have worked with the Hate Crime Team to support care experienced young people.

Lilu Restaurant

A journey of culinary discovery. Experience authentic Indian flavours with a British twist.

Loughborough University

Loughborough University is a public research university in the market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire, in the East Midlands of England.

Lloyds Banking Group plc

We are a financial services group focused on retail and commercial customers – with millions of customers in the UK, and a presence in nearly every community. It is our role to help businesses and individuals, while making a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate.

Mama Zuri Candles

Homemade soy candles infused with healing crystals.

Melton Foods

Based on a 10 acre site in rural Leicestershire, Melton Foods has been developing and hand creating premium food-to-go and entertaining ranges since 1998.

National Space Centre

The Centre will be open Saturday/Sunday in Leicestershire school term ... putting our Leicester based charity in the top 10% of attractions in the world.

Nelsons Solicitors

Nelsons was formed in 1983 by Tim Hastings and two other solicitors in a small Nottingham office. Since then we have grown to become one of the leading law firms in the East Midlands with offices in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham, providing support and advice to businesses, individuals and families with their legal and investment needs.

NMBS

NMBS is the most successful Buying Society in the UK for Independent Builders, Plumbers, Hardware and Timber Merchants.

The primary aim of NMBS is to enable our members to get the best possible deal from suppliers through exclusive supplier offers and terms to independents via centralised purchasing, marketing and event activities.

North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College - North Warwickshire and Hinckley Campus, previously North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, is a Further Education College with main campuses in Nuneaton, Hinckley, Harrowbrook and Wigston.

Nylacast

Proud of the fact that people are a core asset at Nylacast, we put great effort into supporting a wide range of community events, initiatives and campaigns close to Nylacast. Whether it’s providing essential items to local members of the community, or fundraising and contributing to charities close to the heart of our employees, Nylacast are recognised as an award winning contributor to communities and causes.

Pathways

Pathways provides help and resources for students, teachers, parents and carers to find out more about higher education.

Peter Le Marchant Trust

A Leicestershire based charity providing day trips and holidays on the waterways. For over 40 years the Peter Le Marchant Trust has provided day trips and holidays on the water to a wide range of children and adults who experience health and social issues in their day to day lives such as, People living with ill health, disabilities and conditions; The elderly and those living in care; People caring for others (carers); Groups dealing with social issues; Community and faith groups; Schools in support of their curriculum.

Pochins

Pochin is the UK 2013 Bathroom Retailer of the Year; with the Leicester flagship being crowned Bathroom Showroom of the Year. The awards were judged by industry experts and presented by the magazine KBB Review.

Pollards Boxes

We design, manufacture and supply innovative, award winning, luxury packaging solutions for the beauty, drinks, gifts entertainment and corporate markets.

The Prince's Trust Leicester Office

The Prince’s Trust is an ambitious and innovative organisation, constantly seeking new ways to provide even better support to our young people. Read about how the Princes Trust has been working with us to support care experienced young people.

Qdos Training

Qdos provides pre apprenticeship and apprenticeship opportunities for young people. Our engagement team are experienced at offering careers advice and solutions, and work with our Qualification Delivery team to provide the most accurate and up to date information across our sectors

Revolution Kitchen

Revolution Kitchen produces plant-based food from our dedicated vegan-approved site.

We supply the highest quality plant-based meat alternatives that consistently deliver on taste and texture.

Rock Kitchen Harris

Creative agencies are only as good as what they achieve today. It doesn't matter that we've been around for over 37 years, create clever campaigns, 'get' digital, and survive recessions. History is important but what we do now matters most, and we realise that.

Samworth Brothers Manton Wood

Samworth Brothers Manton Wood produces quality food-to-go products for some of the UK’s leading retailers.

Samworth Brothers Supply Chain

Supply Chain provides temperature controlled distribution services to companies within the Samworth Brothers Group, as well as to many external chilled food manufacturers, retailers and other distributors.

Sanctus LTD

Sanctus offer the full enabling works package from consultancy and site investigation through remediation to verification, regulatory liaison and approvals, with everything in between. Whether your development requires demolition, infrastructure works, soil or groundwater remediation, cut and fill earthworks or offsite waste treatment, Sanctus can offer it all and much more. Remove the risks, delays and complications caused by coordinating a number of different sub-contractors by employing Sanctus to provide it all. Read about the work Sanctus has done with our care experienced young people.

Soft Touch Arts

An award winning Leicestershire charity, established in 1986, we use arts, media and music activities to make positive life changes for disadvantaged young people by supporting them to develop creative, social and employability skills. For young people who lack opportunities or have challenges in their lives it can be hard to look forward to a positive future. Our projects help them get back on track when have gone wrong, build the confidence and resilience to change negative or risky behaviours, and progress to lead more fulfilling lives.

Stepnell Ltd

Stepnell is a complete construction partner with proven end-to-end project life-cycle expertise. We are an established, mature business with the resources and infrastructure to deliver larger, more challenging projects with a value up to £30 million.

Terex

Terex Corporation is a global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and materials processing machinery. We design, build and support products used in construction, maintenance, manufacturing, energy, minerals and materials management applications. Our products are manufactured in North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia and sold worldwide. We engage with customers through all stages of the product life cycle.

Ty'rone Haughton

Ty'rone Haughton is a Jamaican born, Leicester based poet, freelance practitioner and advocate. Ty'rone's poetry focuses on social observations, identity and vulnerabilities. Ty'rone has performed across the nation, on tour supporting artists such as Akala and John Berkavitch. Ty'rone's international work has seen him produce writing retreats in The Gambia, Valencia and a European tour with a co-hort of other British artists.

The Curator- Educator

The Curator-Educator is a creative business dedicated to developing creative opportunities that are accessible, inclusive and diverse to open up a vast range of possibilities that can support, further and make creative encounters, engaging for everyone on a range of levels.

The Spice Guy - Chef Sandie Vara

Born and raised in the city of Manchester. There was never any doubt that food was my passion so as soon as I could, I studied catering at Bolton Metropolitan College. It was there that I learnt my skills and fell in love with the Escoffier style of cooking. Auguste Escoffier was a 19th-century French chef. His recipes, techniques, and approach to kitchen management remain highly influential today. They’ve been adopted by chefs and restaurants throughout the world. Read how Sanide Vara worked with Leicestershire Cares

Thermo Fisher

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an American provisioner of scientific instrumentation, reagents and consumables, and software and services to healthcare, life science, and other laboratories in academia, government, and industry

This Girl Can Ambassador - Natasha Mina

Child Sex Abuse Survivor - This Girl Can Champion - Motivational Speaker - Kickboxing & Yoga Teacher

Topps Tiles Plc

For the last 50 years we have had a simple philosophy for business, providing an inspirational shopping experience and unrivalled product range authority, coupled with exceptional convenience.

It’s this policy that’s made Topps Tiles Britain’s biggest tile specialist, with 300 stores nationwide and it underpins the Topps Tiles’ strategy.

Total Motion

Just as your business has its own USP or point of excellence, so do we – Fleet Management.

Our experience of managing fleets in every business sector has taught us that effective fleet management develops from true partnership working between fleet operator and fleet management provider.

While cost control remains a key factor, operating and resourcing a fleet has become more complex and critical to get right. To ensure we do the best job possible, we work with our clients to deliver comprehensive management solutions that suit the specific requirements and priorities of their business.

The Virtual School - Leicester City Council

The Virtual School supports the educational progress of all looked after children and previously looked after, monitoring attendance, attainment and achievement to ensure that their educational success is a top priority in care.

The Virtual School - Leicestershire County Council

The Leicestershire Virtual School is run by the local authority and exists to improve the education of children in care by supporting children, schools, carers and social workers to help young people to do their best.

TT electronics

We engineer and manufacture electronics that sense, manage power, connect devices for OEMs in Medical, Aerospace, Defence, Industrial, Transportation.

UCL - Daniel J Brayson - Biologist

During his time as a researcher, he have investigated heart physiology and pathology on the macro- and microscale, making important contributions to a number of fields including dilated cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disorders, and human physiology. He has achieved this through the initiation of successful international and cross-disciplinary research collaborations and believe that the ability to connect with diverse groups of people through infectious enthusiasm and effective communication is one of my key strengths. Dr. Brayson supported care experienced young people at our Meet an Employer Event

University of Leicester

Excellent teaching, world-changing research and business innovation.

UK Parliament: Malcolm Smith, Senior Education and Engagement Officer

The UK Parliament has two Houses that work on behalf of UK citizens to check and challenge the work of Government, make and shape effective laws, and debate/make decisions on the big issues of the day.

Violence Reduction Network

The Violence Reduction Network (VRN) is a wide alliance of groups, communities and organisations from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR).

We share the common goal of reducing and preventing serious violence through understanding and tackling its root causes. It was established in 2019 by Leicestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Lord Willy Bach and is one of eighteen Violence Reduction Units (VRUs) in England and Wales funded through Home Office grants.

Walkers Deli and Sausage Co

Walkers Deli and Sausage Co specialises in manufacturing premium sliced cooked meats and sausages and is also the largest producer of pate in the UK.

Walkers & Son

Founded in 1824, Walker & Son is an award-winning market leader in the production of high quality supermarket own label and branded pork pies.

Walkers Snackfoods - PepsiCo

Every day millions of people in the UK enjoy our oats, snacks, juices and beverages. The 4,500 strong team behind these household names is spread across our 10 UK sites including our Quaker oats mill in Cupar and, our Walkers crisp factory in Leicester – the largest crisp factory in the world.

Our vision is to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. Behind this vision lies a passion for sustainability and a commitment to doing business in the right way. We strongly believe that integrating purpose into our business strategy will be the key to our future success.

Watches of Switzerland

Founded in 1924, Watches of Switzerland has been catering to the needs of passionate collectors and enthusiasts for nearly a century. Our curated selections of luxury Swiss watches contain some of the world’s finest timepieces from maisons including OMEGA, Cartier, TAG Heuer, Breitling and Patek Philippe.

WEA

The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is a charity and the UK 's largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. It has been delivering learning in Leicester for over 100 years. The WEA provides high quality, student-centred and tutor-led education for adults from all walks of life, bringing education into the heart of communities.

Willmott Dixon

In 1852 John Willmott undertook his first contract for the sum of £1. Since then, Willmott Dixon has grown into a £1 billion business that remains privately-owned.

Group chief executive Rick Willmott is the fifth generation of the Willmott family to lead the business, aided by some of the industry's most astute people and supported by a team of experts in construction and property services. Willmott Dixion has supported care experienced young people at our Meet an Employer Event

The Y Charity

Our vision is for every young person to have a safe place to call home and the support they need to create lasting change in their lives. We support over 100 young people aged 16 - 25 with accommodation, skills, arts, health, advice and care. Our wrap-around service deals with multiple needs to help establish independence and provide opportunities to engage in activities through projects such as Y Heritage and Y Skills Matter. Leicestershire Cares produced our care experienced book Taking Hold of Our Heritage through Y Heritage project.

YES project

The YES Project is for young people living in Leicester and Leicestershire aged 15-24 who currently aren't in any type of paid work, training or education

YMT Nutrition

Yogesh Morjaria's mission is to empower people’s relationships with food so they can not only overcome any physical, mental or emotional hurdles it throws at them, but use it to elevate their energy and most importantly add enjoyment to their lives.

Yorkshire Building Society

The Yorkshire Building Society is the third largest building society in the UK, with its headquarters in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It is a member of the Building Societies Association

Zeph's Cafe, Oadby

As a Church community we faced a challenge. Our community buildings were becoming unfit for purpose. They were hidden behind a fence and a high hedge, creating a barrier to the community we sought to serve. We needed a user friendly, easy to access, renewed building, with a purpose. Something that would attract those who would otherwise never cross our threshold. So the idea of a community café was born. Read about how Zephs Cafe has been working with us to support care experienced young people.

Zinthiya Trust

Our mission is to provide information, advice and practical support to alleviate poverty and abuse. We are a registered charity providing support to people living in Leicester and Leicestershire and our service is open to everyone.

Zumber Instructor Lucy Baily

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