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“You learn to be positive” – Dan’s Story

Dan, 41 from Plymouth has shared his incredible story of strength and determination. It's truly inspiring to know what can be achieved when you have the positive outlook on life that Dan has. Dan's words: "I got my cancer diagnosis and went through the first lot of...

“Keeping me on track” – K’s Story

K’s aspirations are to gain sustainable housing and then become self-employed, buying and selling large batteries to ensure that their use is maximised. He is also be interested in becoming a support worker for people with learning difficulties. K was living in a van...

Jason’s Story

Jason had been working within Morrisons for 13 years when he was made redundant in August 2018. Jason struggled with his job searching due to has digital skills and dyslexia and was struggling to find work. At the end of January Jason was signed on to the Positive...

Printed Poetry

Rebekah came onto Positive People to turn her business idea into reality and enhance her chances of success. Rebekah has incredible creative skills and can offer a wide range of services including, but not limited to, Poetry, Card and Poster Design, photography, film...

Sight Village 2019

I attended Sight Village 2019 at Sandy Park on Wednesday 24th April. Sight Village is an event that travels the UK to showcase equipment and services available to support people with a visual impairment. Whilst there I saw so many fantastic services and products...

Helping Cornwall to achieve Health and Happiness!

As the sun started to peek through and the wind began to die down, Falmouth Moor was filled with people who had come to find out more about our brand new Social Prescribing service. Launched during Mental Health Awareness Week, we were joined by hundreds of people and...

Cashless Society Apps

As part of a discussion on the Digital By 2020 project portal for North Devon Homes residents with both Ali, the Income Manager and Marc, Director of Neighbourhoods at NDH and the potential finance issues with future methods of transacting by residents to pay their...

“I have pursued my dream!” – Gemma’s story

"After struggling with depression, anxiety and bipolar for over 15 years now, following a massive breakdown at the age of 18, I began toying with the idea of starting up a small business. "I had quite a few skills and some experience with crafts and always loved being...

“I believe in myself now” – Marie’s Story

Marie, from Bridgewater has mainly worked in retail and office jobs for most of her life. Due to circumstances she had to move down to Bridgwater to stay with her family in 2017. She started off doing some care work but had to give this up and so approached the...

Jane’s story

When Jane was referred by her Change Coach for Digital Support she was at an extremely low ebb. Her personal circumstances were not good; widowed she lived at home with her grown-up son, who was often abusive, and his partner; she had been out of work for some time....