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Category Archives: Innovation Challenge Project

Innovation Challenge Final Report

Innovation Challenge Programme Evaluation Report Leicestershire County Council in partnership with Community Catalysts December 2011 to December 2012 Introduction- Sandy McMillan, Assistant Director Strategy and Commissioning, Leicestershire County Council Our vision in creating the Innovation Programme for Leicestershire was to …

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The “recycled teenagers”

              The ‘recycled teenagers’ It was a real pleasure to hold a Whose Shoes? session recently at St Mary’s Extra Care scheme in Lutterworth, as part of Leicestershire County Council’s Innovation Challenge. We had …

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A journey from trepidation to awe!

In January 2012 when we were awarded the contract to manage the Leicestershire Innovation Challenge project I have to confess to some feelings of trepidation. Excitement, yes, and anticipation, certainly but all tempered with trepidation and uncertainty. Community Catalysts had …

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I work as a Market Development Officer with Leicestershire County Council. I was involved in developing the scope of the Innovation Challenge Programme and monitoring outcomes.  The overall purpose of the programme is to enable a changing offer from providers …

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STAR – Supporting Tenants & Residents

STAR (Supporting Tenants and Residents) working in Leicestershire has a project funded through the Innovation Challenge programme. This blog is made up of a series of diary entries written by three women from the Gypsy Traveller community who co produced …

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