- We were delighted to welcome a number of local businesses to The Y Theatre for our first Employer Engagement Event in February, for a lively session on promoting positive change for people who have experienced homelessness. We’re working with St Mungo’s to show businesses how they can diversify their staff team and confidently recruit and sustain staff with lived experience. help people who have been homeless
- YMCA Leicestershire has been working in partnership with St Mungo’s Leicester Recovery college for over a year with the aim of supporting our residents into employment. Businesses can benefit from the expertise of our two charities, such as continuing support from an employment specialist and understanding trauma in a way that can benefit employees from many different backgrounds.
How this project evolved
We’re a small charity and we try to create partnerships where everybody benefits. We find that businesses are interested in projects that help young people gain skills. Alongside financial donations many are looking for relationships where they and their staff can get more involved. So we started developing partnerships where the young people gain skills directly with employers, through work experience or suitable paid positions. This has worked really well. Local engineering company Impact Air created a “World of Work” programme to give young people experience.