VAL Projects

VAL manages and delivers a range of projects and services, all of which help change lives for the better in our local communities.

Our Projects and Services

The GREAT Project

The GREAT (Getting Ready for Employment and Training) Project helps families who are not currently in employment or training move toward work.

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The YES Project

The YES Project team is a partnership of nine youth organisation and charities from across Leicester and Leicestershire.

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Work. Live. Leicestershire

The Work.Live.Leicestershire (WiLL) programme will help people who are economically inactive or unemployed who are living in rural Leicestershire to move into job search, training, or employment.

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Economic Impact

Economic Impact offers advice, support and guidance for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) groups who are interested in accessing the European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF).

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Leicester Employment Hub

Leicester Employment Hub is a three year, £3.9 million business support project for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Leicester and Leicestershire area run by Leicester City Council.

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SENDIASS Rutland

SENDIASS Rutland offers free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers of young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) as well as young people themselves.

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Past Projects and Services

SENDIASS Leicester

SENDIASS Leicester offers free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers of young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) as well as young people themselves.

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Choice Advice Leicester

The Choice Advice Service (CAS) Leicester is an independent service that offers free, confidential and impartial information about the admissions process, supports parents and carers to complete the application process and provides information and advice on the appeals process.

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Healthwatch Leicestershire

Healthwatch Leicestershire is the independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of patients and the public of Leicestershire. VAL managed the service for five years between 2014-2018.

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Community Capacity Building

The Community Capacity Building (CCB) Project was a community development project which focused on creating new and exciting projects which were organised and run by people within their own local communities.

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Social Prescribing

In 2014, VAL began working on a Social Prescribing pilot scheme which aimed to help people manage their own health and wellbeing, reduce isolation and help develop community cohesion.

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