Mind Matters: How tackling loneliness taught us the power of community among care leavers

Poor mental well-being is commonly associated with care experienced young people. Their lives of abrupt endings, unreliable stability, loss of connections and adverse childhood experiences can result in poor...

Finding the confidence to be creative – exploring the role of creativity in supporting care experienced young people

Ahead of ‘Voice & Vision’, a celebration of the creative work of young people with care experience, Laura Graham, Senior Evidence and Influencing Officer, Life Changes Trust, reflects on the...

Same Storm, Different Boats – The Impacts of Climate Change Falls Unevenly and Unequally on Society

It is easy to think of climate change as a problem for future generations to deal with and tackle, especially if the effects of climate change are not felt directly. But millions of people around the world do...

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Turning despair into hope: A power to change approach

“When a flower does not bloom you fix its environment, not the flower.”                                                                                           Since March 23rd, 2020, Leicestershire Cares has been actively involved in...

Change: It’s a piece of CAKE

Over the last six months as the world has locked down and battled with the pandemic, we have heard a lot of talk about the need to “Build Back Better”. I have highlighted elsewhere that “local voluntary WhatsApp and Facebook groups are springing up...

Cleaning up fast fashion

At the time of writing, the city and suburbs of Leicester were under local lockdown due to a spike in Covid-19 cases, with allegations that this was linked to some garment factories that had not only continued to operate as the pandemic took hold...