NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCG

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) commission most of the hospital and community NHS services in the local areas for which they are responsible. Commissioning involves deciding what services are needed for diverse local populations, and ensuring that they are provided.

Engaging in the arts is growing in popularity as a way to improve wellbeing. Participating in the arts can enable people to deal with a wide range of mental ill health conditions and psychological distress. The best part is that it helps people to improve their mental health through creativity.

DMU Local

DMU Local is the volunteering arm of De Montfort University Leicester, which is a university committed to the public good.   In the past year, students contributed a total of 20,465 hours of volunteering across 101 projects, the vast majority in Leicester, including everything from reading with schoolchildren to staging the biggest one-day volunteering project in the city’s history at 24 different centres.  Our students also volunteer to support Leicester Comedy Festival and The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival and we are proud to support both festivals, started by DMU students.   The university also worked with more than 9,000 children from 60 schools across Leicester and Leicestershire, both on the city centre campus and at their schools in a variety of different projects.  We are proud to be supporting both Loving Laughing and Laugh Term Comedy School again in 2020.   Students have also volunteered in India, New York, Thailand and a series of European cities over the past 12 months as part of the university’s commitment to creating citizens of the world, not just Leicester. Visit their website here.


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