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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Support Volunteers

Like most other organisations, Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council has been planning how to respond to COVID-19 – identifying critical services, planning to keep them open and thinking about the wider implications for residents and communities.
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COVID-19 Update

How the GREAT Project plans to move forward during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Participants sit around a table listening to the GREAT employment co-ordinator deliver session

Shannon’s Story

Shannon was referred to the GREAT Project by her carer, who she had lived with for many years from Shared Lives through Leicestershire County Council.
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Josh’s Story

After leaving school, Josh Wick*, a young man with a learning disability, needed support to find work.
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First employability programme for Syrian refugee community group

Last year we presented at an event supporting the Syrian Refugee community into employment, 12 attendees refereed themselves onto the project.
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Gurdip’s Story

Gurdip felt he needed support to get back on the job ladder and was facing multiple barriers including lack of skills, confidence and opportunities.
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Participants pose with GREAT Project staff in front of a white board at the end of the employability programme

Behind Every GREAT Man Employability Programme

Earlier this month, the GREAT Project completed the first ‘Behind Every GREAT Man’ employability programme.
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Poonam’s Story

Poonam had been unemployed since having her third child. With her youngest due to start school in September, she decided now was the time to do something for herself.
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Brendan’s Story

At the time of joining the project, Brendan wanted to work towards an NVQ in electrical engineering, but as he had not worked before, his mum felt the GREAT Project would be a good place for him to start.
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