Welcome to our blog, where we share stories about the people, projects and places that matter to you.

Helen and the Hallaton Treasure

Go on a journey with Helen as she talks about archaeology and treasure...

✍ Helen Sharp, Curator of Archaeology
Helen with the Helmet display
A composting event set up - Volunteer's Week
2 minutes

Being an Environment Action Volunteer

To mark Volunteers' Week 2024, Lynsey James has written about what motivates her to volunteer.

✍ Lynsey James, Environment Action Volunteer

Two people reading leaflets
3 minutes

We're now a Mental Health Friendly Place!

Fox Hair Design, a hair salon based in Barwell, is now a Mental Health Friendly Place!

✍️ Carl, Owner of Fox Hair Design

A couple posing for the camera and smiling
2 minutes

30 years of fostering: Wendy and William

Read about the #FosteringMoments that have stuck with Wendy and William as they celebrate 30 years of fostering. ✍ Wendy and William, Leicestershire Foster Carers

a woman walking at watermead country park
2 minutes

Moving more for your mental health

We’ve got some top tips on how you can incorporate a little bit more movement into your day.

✍️ Beth Wheeler, Public Health Communications Officer

Country park rangers feeding the cows
3 minutes

Tales from the trails: A country park ranger’s day in the life

Hear from our rangers on how they take care of our country parks all year round.

✍️Chris Conway, senior country park ranger

a person sat at a table filled with fruits and vegetables filling in forms
4 minutes

A day in the life of a Senior Public Health Nutritionist

The Weight Management Team deliver programmes and provides support to residents who want to begin their weight management journey. Usmaa is one of our Senior Public Health Nutritionists who works within the team, we spoke to her to see what her role entails!

✍ Usmaa Bashir, Senior Public Health Nutritionist

A male Independent Visitor hugging the young person he supports
2 minutes

Our friendship will continue into the future

The experiences of one of our male Independent Visitors who has been visiting a young person in care for over six years. ✍ 'DH', Independent Visitor

A person sitting on carved out chair in the woods
2 minutes

A genuine wish to see people thrive

Apprenticeships at Leicestershire County Council - how one apprentice started a successful career path with us.

✍ Rachel Congreve, Trainee Support Worker

Charlie and his mum leaving Greenhill Children and Family Wellbeing Centre
4 minutes

Read young carer Charlie’s heart-wrenching letter

Hear from Charlie, young carer to his mother, on how the experience has impacted his life.

✍️Charlie, young carer

Baby in the arms of a parent
2 minutes

Why is it so crucial to engage with babies, even during pregnancy to help with their development?

Leading child health experts agree that the care given during the first 1001 days has more influence on a child’s future than at any other time in their life.

✍ Katie Herbert, Service Manager