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Apex reflects on 33 years of service to local people

Based in the heart of Leicester, Apex has delivered support, learning and job services to over 15,000 marginalised people for over 33 years.


Sadly, post a review of services …

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Take Your Kids to Work Day!

On Wednesday 12th March, we invited two 11 year old visitors from Brookvale High School to take part in ‘Take your kids to work day’. Have a read about their day below:

“We started off the day being stuck …

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Our Star Volunteer!

To celebrate National Volunteers Week, we want to say a massive thank you to one of our most dedicated volunteers, Jennifer, who has donated 305 days to Apex Works!


Jennifer struggled to find employment due to the challenging job …

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Thank you Coles Plant Centre!

We would like to say a huge thank you to Coles Plant Centre in Thurnby for donating £50 worth of plants to our Café Balcony.

The Balcony is an idyllic place for customers of our social business; Apex Café Community, …

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Apex’s Youngest Fundraiser Runs in London Marathon!

Eleven year old Lucca Quilter-Watson from Groby tackled his first London Marathon on Sunday and raised lots of money for Apex! Lucca ran a massive 5km in the London Mini Marathon, crossing the finish line in 18 minutes and 23 …

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Adult Learner Celebration!

After a few weeks of working hard at Apex, some of our service users celebrated their amazing learning achievements. They received their course certificates, gave us their feedback, and 6 lucky people also won a prize from our Job Ready …

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Apex Adult Learners

Mini-Marathon Money Maker in the Paper!

Our star fundraiser, 11 year old Lucca, has been featured in the Leicester Mercury! Please see the article below:

An 11-year-old boy hopes to raise hundreds of pounds for a city charity by taking part in the London Mini-Marathon.

The …

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You’re Never Too Young (to fundraise for Apex!)

On Sunday 26th April 2015, we have a special 11 year old volunteer running the London Mini Marathon and chasing funds for Apex!

“My name is Lucca Watson-Quilter and I’m 11 years old. I recently visited ‘Apex-Works’ for ‘Take your …

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Wake Up to Values Project

We are proud to have completed the Wake Up to Values project run by the UK Values Alliance. The purpose of the Wake Up to Values Project is to build a better UK society by helping individuals and organisations to …

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The Apex Art Gallery

We have opened a brand new gallery, welcome to everybody, based in the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter

We are proud to have our very own gallery at Apex House. The space is ideal for students, charities and businesses to …

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Are you looking for Office Space in the City Centre?

Look no further!

We are looking for charities, social enterprises and businesses with a heart, to join our Inclusion Hub!


Our hub is a vibrant, innovative and dynamic space that showcases the energy and potential of vulnerable and marginalised …

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Chief Executive becomes new Chair of Reaching People!

Apex-Works’ Chief Executive, Gaynor Quilter, has become the new Chair of Reaching People.

Reaching People is a consortia made up of local charities and service providers.


Reaching Peoples’ mission is:


“To improve the circumstances and quality of life

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Our Adult Learners’ Week Celebration!

We held a fantastic Treasure Hunt and Award Ceremony for our learners last week to celebrate Adult Learners’ Week!

Adult Learners’ Week is a national celebration of lifelong learning. We had a great day celebrating our learners’ achievements and rewarding …

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Universal Jobmatch with ICT Skills

Are you a Jobseeker and want to Gain Universal Jobmatch and ICT Skills?

Apex Works can help you if you are on Job Seekers Allowance/Employer Support Allowance/Income Support Allowance

The course is designed to help you understand Universal Jobmatch and …

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Scheme for young unemployed set to Step-Up a gear

Leicester Deputy Mayor, Councillor Rory Palmer met our employees taking part in the Step-Up scheme; an initiative which helps unemployed young people gain valuable work experience.


The Step-Up scheme is a council-led initiative that encourages local employers to take …

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Art of Employment ‘Big Bang’!

Our lottery funded Art of Employment project went off with a ‘big bang’ at our taster session on Monday! We had a wonderful day with Captain Pop and his team of faeries who inspired our service users, staff, volunteers and …

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Gaynor’s Frog Island Discs

Apex Works’ CEO, Gaynor Quilter, had a thoroughly inspiring afternoon when she was interviewed on Panj Pani Radio station by Richard from Down Not Out Community News Agency. Gaynor chose 8 songs to play and spoke about why they were …

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Apex Works and A2Z Cleaning: Giving People a Clean Start

We held our Clean Start Business Breakfast on Thursday 4th July in order to showcase our successful Clean Start scheme and celebrate our service user’s achievements.


Clean Start is a scheme we developed in partnership with A2Z Cleaning which …

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I Love Apex!

Local comedian Rob Gee helped us to celebrate our 30th year by creating a very funny poem about us;

 ‘I Love Apex’ by Rob Gee 

I love Apex – It’s like a big friendly hug
It’s given me a structure …

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I Love Apex

Cyber Training Workshop

On Monday 3rd December, we welcomed Detective Sergeant Pete Flynn to host a Cyber Training Workshop for some of our service users, focusing on keeping safe on your computer and mobile phone. Our service users learnt how to spot …

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Apex Commercial Training

Café Conversations Success

Our Café Conversations sessions were a great success. Thank you to those who came to share your stories with us about your time with Apex-Works. We heard some incredible journeys and are glad that after 30 years we are still …

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Launch of Our Changing Places Toilet

A vital new facility for disabled people was opened at Apex-Works on Monday 5th November.


Apex-Works and Leicester City Council have worked in partnership to enable a Changing Places toilet to be built at Apex House onCharles   Street. …

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