Project LIGHT is a collaborative effort between the School of Medicine and the Law School at the University of Leicester. The Project is in its early stages of development with the desire to provide healthcare and legal support to vulnerable individuals and homeless people in Leicester.
The Project is looking to connect with local volunteering opportunities through the City Council and local charities such as The Bridge, Action Homeless and the Y Support Project.
Created in 2010, Project LIGHT was envisioned as an opportunity for medicine students to practice the skills gained from their studies in the community and give back to their local area. In 2013, it became a fully-fledged charity, and in September 2016 the Pro Bono Group were brought on-board so that law students could also take part in this amazing opportunity by providing legal support.
This year, the University of Leicester’s Pro Bono Society Project LIGHT hopes to establish a greater presence at food kitchens, health promotion sessions, support groups and mentoring schemes. The Society hopes to develop the Project into a successful support service for the vulnerable members of the local community.