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if_jee-66_2180674Created with Sketch. Promise to Care

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.

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 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

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.

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?”

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

TT electronics

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

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.

Y Heritage

The Y has been awarded £707,500 through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s pioneering “Kick the Dust” funding programme. This will fund the project “Y Heritage”, which will be a collaboration between The Y, key civic partners such as our universities and local authorities, and the city and county’s wide and brilliant variety of heritage, cultural and creative organisations. The money will be used to better engage young people with heritage across both city and county.

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.

Zumber Instructor Lucy Baily

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