COVID-19 Update

How the YES Project plans to move forward during the Covid-19 outbreak.

This page is updated on a regular basis. Last updated 08/07/2020.

In light of the recent outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across various parts of the world, and the recent UK Government’s announcement, the YES Project is taking all possible steps to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, participants, service users and our local communities.

At the start of lockdown, we anticipated our service delivery to change, and as such, we made the decision to stop taking referrals. This meant we have been unable to sign up any new participants to the project.

We are now at a point where we, alongside our delivery partners, feel confident with our new way of working and the quality of our service delivery; so much so, we are happy to start taking on new referrals from our stakeholders.

We do anticipate a wait time of approximately six weeks, but we will work hard to ensure this process is as fast as possible, so we can sign up participants as quickly as we can.

We will review the situation on a regular basis and update on our plans for the future. Please email us on if you have any queries or questions.

The below outlines any updates to service delivery for our participants.

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, our service delivery has been affected. However, we, alongside our delivery partners, are doing everything we reasonably can to ensure that our participants still receive support where possible.


BYCS continue to offer careers and employability support.

The Bridge:

The Bridge continue to provide support for a range of issues especially around sleep, routine and diet, wellbeing and mental health. Next wellbeing workshop focusses on using online resources.

Highfields Community Association:

The YES Media Project is currently postponed until further notice. The team anticipate a return in August 2020.

Leicestershire Cares:

Leicestershire Cares are offering virtual employability workshops amongst other things; virtual support with CVs, cover letters and other employability documents is also available. Participants can access sessions such as cooking and dance classes, virtual workplace tours, virtual mock interviews, online workshops and other exciting things.

The Prince’s Trust:

The Prince’s Trust are offering various courses to participants virtually, including their popular Get Into’s and Get Started’s.

Soft Touch Arts:

Soft Touch Arts are holding virtual creative sessions for participants.

Voluntary Action LeicesterShire:

The VAL office is currently closed, but Keyworkers and other staff are working hard to provide support virtually or over the phone.