Project LIGHT is a collaborative effort between the School of Medicine and the Law School at the University of Leicester. The legal side of Project LIGHT (Leicester Initiative Good Health Team) was set up as a Pro Bono Project and is in its early stages of development with the desire to provide a successful legal support service for vulnerable individuals and homeless people in Leicester.
The project is made up of two teams that are committed to improving the lives of individuals affected by homelessness. One of which is a dedicated volunteer team which aims to support organisations who provide services to vulnerable people, predominantly Action Homeless and The Bridge. The team focuses on organising fundraising events and donation collections for local charities as well as engaging in health promotion sessions through volunteering.
The second Project LIGHT team is the resource team which seeks to raise awareness about homelessness by creating legal resources for local charities. The team hope to run events all year round as well as deliver presentations and establish legal help desks to inform individuals of their rights and to provide assistance with employment applications.
The Project is looking to establish a greater presence at food kitchens, supporting local charities, support groups and mentoring schemes in accordance COVID-19 guidelines. Whilst maintaining a strong online social media presence by producing educational and informative content.