The first programme of its kind in Devon, ‘Positive People’ will help over 1,300 individuals who are out of work to build their confidence and develop their skills. The programme will be personally tailored to individual needs and will include help with personal development, health and wellbeing, and to develop life-skills including digital technology.

Partners began to deliver the £5 million programme in March 2017 and will deliver the project over the next three years. Pluss’ Chief Executive, Steve Hawkins, said “Positive People will support hundreds of people across Devon to overcome a range of barriers and build a brighter future for themselves and their families”.

Meet the Positive People partners

 

Cosmic

Cosmic

cosmic.org.uk

Based in Honiton, East Devon, Cosmic is a digital consultancy and social enterprise which specialises in IT training courses, business consultancy, website development and technical support. Cosmic deliver training and support to local businesses, schools, charities and to community groups in both rural and urban areas in Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall.

With Positive People, Cosmic provide the digital inclusion element of the project, delivering 1:1 training and support to anyone with a technical need – from turning on a computer for the first time through to Microsoft Office and building their own website.

Cosmic also run engagement sessions and gadget shows that demonstrate the practical and fun use of gizmos in the modern age, with easy to use gadgets such as Virtual Reality and Fitbits, encouraging those who are digitally excluded to give technology a try.

Devon Community Foundation

Devon Community Foundation

devoncf.com

Established in 1996, Devon Community Foundation is a unique organisation, privileged to be working alongside people who are motivated by wanting to make a difference across Devon. We use our knowledge of local needs and the voluntary sector to manage high impact distribution of funds designed to achieve sustainable outcomes, awarding financial support on behalf of our Fund holders and donors, which enable local people to achieve inspiring change in their communities. Every year, we make hundreds of grants to groups doing vital and life changing work in our local communities. Our aim and that of our supporters is to build thriving communities. Neighbourhoods, towns and villages that feel great to be a part of: places where local people have work, homes and opportunities that enrich their lives whatever their personal circumstances.

The Community Insights team is exploring the assets of selected communities across Devon to discover what the residents trust and value. This may include buildings; open spaces; community organisations; shared skills and offers; and will vary depending on the local identity. The connections that we make will help sustain the community and voluntary sector, and our resulting Profiles of Associational Life will be part of DCF’s learning process to ensure that our resources continue to be used effectively. We work in partnership with Positive People which offers hope, skills and confidence-building for people not in work.

Community Insights Team

POP+

POP+

plymouthoctopus.org

POP+ is a voluntary sector support organisation with a wide reach across the City of Plymouth. Our members are voluntary organisations, community groups, faith groups, charities and social enterprises.

Our services include:

  • POP+ ideas – Providing funding advice, business support, capacity building and training
  • Collaboration, voice and influence – networking the sector across and with other sectors – public, health, education, commerce
  • Information Hub, Communications and Knowledge Bank – relevant to organisational development, sector issues and themes relating to work delivered by the sector

We became a partner in the PLUSS Positive People programme as we are keen to work County wide, as well as across the region and we can bring detailed knowledge of community groups, resources and networks to the delivery model.

We worked creatively with our partners Devon Community Foundation and Torbay Community Development Trust to recruit a team of Community Enablers, and we work together with COSMIC out in the community to bring digital and other learning themes to life for our programme participants and those interested in joining us.

Torbay Community Development Trust

Torbay Community Development Trust

torbaycdt.org.uk

Established following discussions with over 100 voluntary sector representatives, The Torbay Community Development Trust (Torbay CDT) was formed with the intention of making Torbay a place where all people feel included. The Trust empowers communities, building on strengths and skills through Asset-Based Community Development.

The overall aim of the Torbay Community Development Trust is to create better communication across the Bay, actively encouraging local involvement and decision making in improving the region, as well as developing and supporting volunteering opportunities of the highest standards.

Pluss

Pluss

pluss.org.uk

Pluss is an award winning Social Enterprise that supports thousands of people with disabilities and other disadvantages move into employment each year.

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October 2020

Virtual Job Club

21st October 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 on Wednesday, repeating until 16th December 2020

Join our virtual job club on Zoom to get support from our fantastic team. Every Wednesday 10am-12pm. Open to anyone in Devon or Somerset, get in touch to book your place: [email protected] - 0330 088 3005 Support offered: Online job searching, Updating and creating your CV, Managing your CV online, As this a virtual session all attendees will need to have access to a digital device and a stable internet connection to take part.

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Virtual Job Club

28th October 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00

Join our virtual job club on Zoom to get support from our fantastic team. Every Wednesday 10am-12pm. Open to anyone in Devon or Somerset, you can book your timeslot using the following link: http://bit.do/jobclub If you would like to speak to the team about the job club or need support accessing Zoom then please use the following details: [email protected] - 0330 088 3005 Support offered: Online job searching, Updating and creating your CV, Managing your CV online, As this a…

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November 2020

Virtual Job Club [Open Day]

4th November 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00

Join our virtual job club on Zoom to get support from our fantastic team. Every Wednesday 10am-12pm. Open to anyone in Devon or Somerset, you can book your timeslot using the following link: http://bit.do/jobclub If you would like to speak to the team about the job club or need support accessing Zoom then please use the following details: [email protected] - 0330 088 3005 Support offered: Online job searching, Updating and creating your CV, Managing your CV online, As this a…

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Virtual Job Club

11th November 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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Join our virtual job club on Zoom to get support from our fantastic team. Every Wednesday 10am-12pm. Open to anyone in Devon or Somerset, you can book your timeslot using the following link: http://bit.do/jobclub If you would like to speak to the team about the job club or need support accessing Zoom then please use the following details: [email protected] - [email protected] - 0330 088 3005 Support offered: Online job searching, Updating and creating your CV, Managing your CV online, As…

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Virtual Job Club

18th November 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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Join our virtual job club on Zoom to get support from our fantastic team. Every Wednesday 10am-12pm. Open to anyone in Devon or Somerset, you can book your timeslot using the following link: http://bit.do/jobclub If you would like to speak to the team about the job club or need support accessing Zoom then please use the following details: [email protected] - [email protected] - 0330 088 3005 Support offered: Online job searching, Updating and creating your CV, Managing your CV online, As…

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25th November 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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Join our virtual job club on Zoom to get support from our fantastic team. Every Wednesday 10am-12pm. Open to anyone in Devon or Somerset, you can book your timeslot using the following link: http://bit.do/jobclub If you would like to speak to the team about the job club or need support accessing Zoom then please use the following details: [email protected] - [email protected] - 0330 088 3005 Support offered: Online job searching, Updating and creating your CV, Managing your CV online, As…

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December 2020

Virtual Job Club

2nd December 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 on Wednesday, repeating until 16th December 2020

Join our virtual job club on Zoom to get support from our fantastic team. Every Wednesday 10am-12pm. Open to anyone in Devon or Somerset, you can book your timeslot using the following link: http://bit.do/jobclub If you would like to speak to the team about the job club or need support accessing Zoom then please use the following details: [email protected] - [email protected] - 0330 088 3005 Support offered: Online job searching, Updating and creating your CV, Managing your CV online, As…

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9th December 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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Join our virtual job club on Zoom to get support from our fantastic team. Every Wednesday 10am-12pm. Open to anyone in Devon or Somerset, you can book your timeslot using the following link: http://bit.do/jobclub If you would like to speak to the team about the job club or need support accessing Zoom then please use the following details: [email protected] - [email protected] - 0330 088 3005 Support offered: Online job searching, Updating and creating your CV, Managing your CV online, As…

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16th December 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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January 2021

Come join us to ‘Feel Good’ in Plymouth

Tuesday 19th January 2021 @ 13:00 - 16:00

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March 2021

Parental Controls Workshop

Monday 29th March 2021 @ 11:00 - 12:00
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Positive People are running a free online workshop: Parental Controls. Come and find out about keeping your kids safe online. Open to everyone! Held on Zoom, so you will need access to the internet and a device. Click here to book.

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April 2021

Parental Controls Workshop

Monday 19th April 2021 @ 11:00 - 12:00
Zoom United Kingdom

Positive People are running a free online workshop: Parental Controls. Come and find out about keeping your kids safe online. Open to everyone! Held on Zoom, so you will need access to the internet and a device. Click here to book.

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