The Work.Live.Leicestershire (WiLL) programme, and CASE's involvement in it, has now ended.

It assisted economically inactive and unemployed people living in rural Leicestershire and provided access to holistic, tailored support, enabling participants to move into job search, training or employment between 2019 and 2023.

Involving 7 organisations; Vista (lead organisation) CASE, b-inspired, Access All Areas Training CIC, Rural Community Council, Voluntary Action Leicestershire, and Workers' Educational Association, we worked together to assist as many participants as possible progress on their chosen paths.

CASE offered a start-up and support service for business to those who wanted to better understand the pros and cons of self-employment and whether they were suited to it.  We advised and mentored nearly 60 individuals who now have their own enterprises.

Follow up support is still available here Work.Live.Leicestershire 'Good Luck' Guides 

Or you can contact us directly at CASE on 0116 222 5010 or at

"I’ve been getting on great with CASE.  I’m currently attending a Self Employment course which CASE is running and it has been really beneficial.  Dorothy is a fountain of knowledge and cares so much that we know everything we need to know".
JN - WiLL Participant - March 2020

"I can honestly say that Emma and CASE have been exactly what I needed. As someone starting from scratch (a little later in life) the support and savvy of Emma was outstanding. I was guided, reminded and helped with each step, and have just opened up my own business / There is help out there and you're lucky if you can access CASE support because they're lovely people too"!
FR - WiLL Participant - September 2022

“The help my son has received from the WiLL project has been invaluable. It came along just at a time when he needed it most. Due to illness and personal circumstances he needed to rethink how he would build a future for himself and his three young daughters. Coming off benefits and becoming self-employed was the only viable option, but it seemed impossible until we found the WILL Project. His mentor, Emma Compson, has been so generous with her time and encouragement, and Emma’s business expertise has been invaluable, we are both very grateful for all the support”.
KH & DH – WiLL Participant – October 2022

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