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 25/02/2020.

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.

We have taken the decision to not take on any new referrals with immediate effect until further notice. However, we will continue to support existing participants where practicable to do so.

While the environment around us is uncertain, we take comfort in the fact that we have a first class team who are caring and compassionate for the communities we serve.

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.


The BYCS centre is currently closed until further notice, however the team have been working on distance learning packs for participants studying functional skills. The team are currently awaiting guidance from the government for participants studying for their GCSE’s.

The Bridge:

The Bridge centre is currently closed until further notice, but Support Workers are offering telephone appointments. Please speak with your Support Worker directly regarding this.

Highfields Community Association:

The YES Media Project is currently postponed until further notice. The team are working on creating activities that participants can work on remotely.

Leicestershire Cares:

Leicestershire Cares is currently closed, but they are offering virtual employability workshops amongst other things. Virtual support with CVs, cover letters and other employability documents is also available. The team are also in the process of making virtual mock interviews, online workshops and other exciting things possible, so please check back regularly for updates on this.

The Prince’s Trust:

Please check back for an update on this provision.

Soft Touch Arts:

The Soft Touch Arts centre is currently closed, but the team is working hard to develop virtual workshops and provide participants with packs that will allow them to keep active with things to do.

Voluntary Action LeicesterShire:

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