Connecting people, ideas, and support from the crowd to make Leicester an even better place!
Sensational vibes have formed some important community partnerships to create a holistic knife crime awareness tool kit; foundation training for first aid, community mentors as well as Leicestershire police. Our aim is to roll these toolkits out to local schools, colleges as well as different local community groups. Reaching schools is important to us as this allows us to reach large numbers of young people at any one time. The toolkits can accommodate up to 30 young people at a time. Our aim is to be able to provide 10 tool kits over a 12 month period. The toolkit includes: A PowerPoint presentation that focus on dangers and consequences , conflict scenarios, how to de escalate and principles of AVOID 2 PREVENT First Aid for stab wounds including basic CPR and how to use a defibrillator to save a life. Community Installation of x2 bleed control kits and training Bespoke mentoring support for those already involved in violent crime or identified as at risk.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The most recent statistics from the Office for National Statistics show that in the 12 months up to March last year, 84 under-25s died from being stabbed with a knife. Knife crime has continued to affect our society, robbing us of too many young, talented, and precious young people. We are committed to helping to tackle knife crime in Leicester. Knife crime for our young people has become a culture and a way of responding to conflict. Our aim is to challenge, encourage and promote a new way of thinking amongst young people and to provide an empowering transformational experience of the mindset for sustainable change which is a continuous process throughout the programme of engaging with trained youth workers and mentors to support personal, social and emotional development as well sign posting and supporting parents. Installation of the combined bleed control and defibrillator kits will practically help to save life's and create safer communities immediately.
Steps to get it done:
Sensational Vibes have installed Leicester's first emergency bleed control kit in Highfields, an area plagued by knife crime and having a ripple effect throughout our communities. With the support of a group of young people we have raised the funds to be able to purchase x2 more to be installed in two different area's locally. It is our mission to install as many of these kits as possible in the community. We are committed to helping address knife crime in Leicester and believe strongly and firmly that with the right youth engagement strategies knife crime can be curved. We are confident that this project will be a success as we are well imbedded within the community and have forged many positive and trusting relationships and links which makes us well placed to have an impact and achieve positive outcomes. We understand that knife crime and youth violence is not an over night fix BUT we are committed to the cause of helping to reduce knife crime in Leicester's communities.
About the space
Leicester City Council