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Elizabeth’s Story

Cosmic met Elizabeth (Liz) in Wells Job Centre in early December. She has asked for help as she had recently been made redundant, but her circumstances meant the job centre couldn’t sign her on, or even offer much in the way of advice. They hoped that Positive People...

Be Your Own Boss; Inspiring Self-Employment

One of the major initiatives of Positive People has been our Be Your Own Boss self-employment course. In areas of Devon where both skilled and unskilled work is in short supply, small businesses and sole traders make up for much of the local economy, so the gig...

Hemyock Safer Internet Day (Part 2)

On Tuesday 5th February, Positive People and Hemyock Primary School celebrated Safer Internet Day 2019 around the Theme of ‘Together for a Better Internet’. During the day two members of the digital training team introduce the theme to the pupils and spent some time...

Hemyock Safer Internet Day (Part 1)

As part of the Positive People Project we look for innovative ideas to support the participants on the project and leaving a legacy for the future. We are looking at how we can support the digital levels and experience in a community to improve the skills of everyone....

New Year, New You

As part of the Positive People project we have teamed up with Westward Housing Group to reach out to their tenants and offer digital and other much needed support on a regular basis to run throughout 2019. With this being a new partnership with Westward Housing three...

Sarah’s Story

Sarah came to Positive People with a passion to be self-employed. She is affected daily by fibromyalgia, arthritis and her mental health, that makes consistency in work difficult. Being her own boss would give her flexibility to work when she is feeling her best and...

Positive People Age Well

The Positive People project aims to build confidence, skills and opportunities, a big part of which is bringing digital within the reach of all participants. One of the groups most often excluded from the digital revolution is the over 55s. While this demographic will...

G’s Story

G came onto project through our Community Enabler and was supported to undertake the self-improvement course we offer. At our first meeting. It was evident that G was suffering greatly with the bereavement of her son. G was very open with me about the circumstances in...

Paul’s Story

Paul's amazing story of digital know-how charts his journey from "falling behind like a cavemen" to having every gadget going and loving it. Check out his digital journey! Paul's words "I was a Butler for a billionaire in a suit and my main background is high class...

New year, new you!

That age-old promise we all make ourselves – the ‘new year, new me’ promise. Hoping to change whatever we didn’t like about the previous year and previous years before that. However, it can be hard to know where to start or to find the motivation. That’s why Westward...