Leading in Leicester and Leicestershire is a Reaching People Project

Reaching People is a consortia of local VCSE (Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise) delivery organisations, bringing together and supporting partnerships is one of our strengths. Reaching People are committed to working together to secure lasting change for their beneficiaries and for the social sector. Working in partnership with national and local training organisations and individuals to bring appropriate expertise to Leicester and Leicestershire and support in delivery of our local place-based leadership programme.

Meet the Leadership Project Team

Ruth Rigby

Ruth Rigby

Reaching People | CEO

Ruth has worked across housing, health and social care, with complex partnerships and within the voluntary and statutory sector for the last 30 years. Starting off in VCS and then local authority Welfare Rights services, Ruth worked at Care & Repair England and in social care commissioning in Leicestershire before leading the Supporting People programme in Nottinghamshire and joining CLG as a Specialist Advisor. With a commitment to strong communities and their preventative effect, she returned to the voluntary sector in 2013, establishing and leading Healthwatch Nottingham before her relocation to Leicester saw her head up the Leicester Ageing Together partnership programme. Ruth currently works across LAT and Reaching People. She is proudest of overseeing the development of new homelessness supported accommodation settings in Nottinghamshire and establishing the Community Connector team in East Leicester who did fantastic work during Covid lockdown. She remains optimistic about the opportunities presented by Social Prescribing to both the NHS and VCSE and is passionate about digital inclusion.

Tara S

Tara S

Reaching People | Leadership Project Administrator

I come from a health and social care background and am interested in the administration and management that provides services that empower people. As the Leadership Project Administrator I support the Project Manager with delivery of the project. I am very excited to be a part of this opportunity and believe this project will have a positive impact on sustainability in the VCSE sector within Leicestershire.

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