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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March 2020

Support at Paignton Library

March 2 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 on Monday, repeating until 2nd March 2020

Paignton Library, Great Western Rd, Paignton TQ4 5AG
Paignton, Devon TQ4 5AG United Kingdom
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Come along to this fantastic chance to share positive vibes, socialise, make new friends and learn about local events and activities in your area!   - Free Digital Support - Community Support - Fun Weekly Activities - Chatter Over Cake!   *Free tea and coffee

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Ivybridge Watermark Digital Cafe

March 3 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 on Tuesday, repeating until 31st March 2020

The Watermark, Ivybridge, The Watermark Erme Court, Leonards Rd, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ
Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0SZ United Kingdom
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Come along to this fantastic chance to share positive vibes, socialise, make new friends and learn about local events and activities in your area!   - Free digital support - Community support - Fun weekly activities - Chatter over cake!   *Free tea and coffee!

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International Women’s Day Celebration 2020

March 7 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Join Positive People to celebrate international Women's day! Everyone is welcome! Floristry workshop, free health checks, pamper sessions, refreshments. For more information please call 07741 729 963

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Ivybridge Watermark Digital Cafe

March 10 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 on Tuesday, repeating until 31st March 2020

The Watermark, Ivybridge, The Watermark Erme Court, Leonards Rd, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ
Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0SZ United Kingdom
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Come along to this fantastic chance to share positive vibes, socialise, make new friends and learn about local events and activities in your area!   - Free digital support - Community support - Fun weekly activities - Chatter over cake!   *Free tea and coffee!

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Feel Good shop open day!

March 12 @ 10:00 - 16:00
65 New George St, Plymouth, PL1 1RJ, 65 New George St, Plymouth, PL1 1RJ
Plymouth, Plymouth PL1 1RJ United Kingdom
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The feel good shop is back! Come along for free food, dancing, laughter, music and craft! We will be teaching you how to use your phone or tablet, you can relax doing creative activities, get free health checks, get help to find and stay in work, and much more! Check the video of last year's pop up shop below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsi3fnBkerc  

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Paignton Library Digital Coffee Morning

March 16 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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One event on 23rd March 2020 at 10:00

Paignton Library, Great Western Rd, Paignton TQ4 5AG
Paignton, Devon TQ4 5AG United Kingdom
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Want to engage in the community via digital platforms? Want to feel safe online? Want to have fun and improve your digital skills? Come join us, Monday mornings. Tea and coffee included.   16th March - Digital games Workshop 23rd March - Online Safety and Social Media Workshop

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Ivybridge Watermark Digital Cafe

March 17 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 on Tuesday, repeating until 31st March 2020

The Watermark, Ivybridge, The Watermark Erme Court, Leonards Rd, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ
Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0SZ United Kingdom
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Come along to this fantastic chance to share positive vibes, socialise, make new friends and learn about local events and activities in your area!   - Free digital support - Community support - Fun weekly activities - Chatter over cake!   *Free tea and coffee!

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Sound Paths

March 18 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Berry Head, Berry Head, Brixham, TQ5 9AP
Brixham, Devon TQ5 9AP United Kingdom
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Take a rare chance to stop and listen to the world around you. Appreciate sounds you may have not noticed before. Take home your own recording to listen to whenever you like

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Paignton Library Digital Coffee Morning

March 23 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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One event on 23rd March 2020 at 10:00

Paignton Library, Great Western Rd, Paignton TQ4 5AG
Paignton, Devon TQ4 5AG United Kingdom
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Paignton Library Digital Poster

Want to engage in the community via digital platforms? Want to feel safe online? Want to have fun and improve your digital skills? Come join us, Monday mornings. Tea and coffee included.   16th March - Digital games Workshop 23rd March - Online Safety and Social Media Workshop

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Ivybridge Watermark Digital Cafe

March 24 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 on Tuesday, repeating until 31st March 2020

The Watermark, Ivybridge, The Watermark Erme Court, Leonards Rd, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ
Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0SZ United Kingdom
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Come along to this fantastic chance to share positive vibes, socialise, make new friends and learn about local events and activities in your area!   - Free digital support - Community support - Fun weekly activities - Chatter over cake!   *Free tea and coffee!

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Stop Motion Animation

March 30 @ 12:30 - 15:30
Victory Hall, Broadclyst, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3EE
Exeter, Devon EX5 3EE United Kingdom
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Make your own animation in this fun and easy workshop. Rediscover your inner child or bring your own kids along! Contact 0330 088 3005 (Option 2, Positive People Devon) Or Email [email protected]

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Ivybridge Watermark Digital Cafe

March 31 @ 10:00 - 12:00
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 on Tuesday, repeating until 31st March 2020

The Watermark, Ivybridge, The Watermark Erme Court, Leonards Rd, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ
Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0SZ United Kingdom
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ivybridge watermark digital cafe poster

Come along to this fantastic chance to share positive vibes, socialise, make new friends and learn about local events and activities in your area!   - Free digital support - Community support - Fun weekly activities - Chatter over cake!   *Free tea and coffee!

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