Better Journey Card launched at #lcil24

An innovative information card scheme for vulnerable passengers using public transport has been rolled out across Leicestershire in a bid to tackle hate crime. The Better Journey Cards, developed by First travel, aim to alert public transport workers to those who may need extra assistance when using public services. Launched last week by Leicestershire’s Police…

ACROSSING funded under Horizon 2020

We were visited by Sarah Fallmann and Ismini Psychoula from the ACROSSING project that will train and develop 15 Early Stage Researchers in conducting research across 15 specificially tailored, complementary, individual research projects. These researchers have been recruited from across the Globe and will work across the research programme over the course of 3 years. This innovative…

Montage by Mosaic

The Mosaic group meets every Friday at LCiL’s home, West End Centre. They are regular participants in our Social Media Cafe and regularly have the lunch made by The Real Junk Food Cafe. During the #lcil24 newsroom they performed something they had been working on especially created for the event. Here are several images of…

Flat 108 – Supporting Independence

During the #lcil24 newsroom we called Mahdi who was spending his first overnight stay at The Y’s Flat 108 project. Duncan (a media volunteer from Leicester College) asked Mahdi how he was getting on. He said, “I’m enjoying myself. I’m not sure what it will be like to stay here overnight but I’m looking forward…

Emma Friedmann – Yellow Card

Emma Friedmann talks about the Yellow Card scheme at #lcil24 newsroom. The Yellow Card scheme was set up in 1964 following the thalidomide disaster. Doctors, dentists and coroners were provided with pre-paid cards to send in reports of suspected adverse reactions to licensed drugs. Hospital pharmacists were added as reporters in 1997, community pharmacists in…

Steve Crump, Deafkidz International NGO

Deafkidz International work in hard-to-reach places and on the issues people don’t want to face or talk about. We’re not afraid to do the difficult and we get things done. We partner with in-country and international agencies to share expertise, develop innovative new approaches and build local capacity to ensure that the rights of deaf…