At Lionheart, we aspire to a society where people can live without fear and our team are committed to building safer communities. To this end, our team members dedicate 20 hours a month to community initiatives, which build stronger communities such as our “Stop Knifecrime Together” campaign, youth mentoring and support for Help the Aged. We believe that by making a difference to people’s lives in a practical way, we can engender a more responsible and safer society for all.
Stop Knife Crime Together
Award-winning community campaign
Stopping knife-crime together
As violent incidents related to knife crime continue to escalate, Lionheart developed the national “Stop Knife Crime Together” campaign to coordinate community efforts and limit this threat.
Team members were trained and accredited by the Home Office as Community Crime Fighters and worked with the Bedfordshire Police Partnership Trust to roll out a programme of education and engagement related to knife crime.
Providing opportunities for the next generation
Lionheart supports upcoming generations by helping them develop the core skills needed for professional working life. As well as offering internships, members of the team are youth mentors and guest speakers at schools and colleges across the country.
In 2012, Lionheart's contribution was recognised with the National Award for Career Academies UK from more than 3000 participating corporations.
Empowering communities to stand on their own feet
Over the last few years, team members have raised more than £50,000 to support regeneration activities in Malawi, Africa in partnership with various partners including Accenture, Doctors Worldwide, Read International and Cranfield University,
This has ranged from gravity-based irrigation schemes and mobile health clinics to establishing a UK Book Bank, Pen pal scheme and Vocational Training centre.
Looking after the wellbeing of our elderly
Through our long-standing collaboration and support for Age Concern, we have undertaken visits to the homes of local elderly residents to grant them reassurance if concerned about any local activity or social disturbance.
By 2034, 23% of the population is projected to be aged 65 and over compared to 18% aged under 16. We feel have a responsibility to young and old in our region.