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The Community Show – Our story so far!

The Community Show – Our story so far!

At the beginning of the year Cornwall Marine Networks’ Zara and Positive Peoples’ Lucy teamed up to launch The Community Show. Broadcasting from The Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro once a month, the radio show covers everything from what is happening in the community...

Wellbeing Wednesdays – Kieran’s experience

Wellbeing Wednesdays – Kieran’s experience

Wellbeing Wednesdays were introduced as an opportunity for participants to try something new every (you guessed it...) Wednesday. Each activity contained an aspect of wellness, whether that be getting out and about or learning how to be more healthy. Kieran - a...

“Feel Good Shop” for Support and Wellbeing

“Feel Good Shop” for Support and Wellbeing

A ‘Feel Good’ shop in the centre of Plymouth is proving popular with local residents as a safe space to find support and advice – from taking control of their life to leading a healthier lifestyle. The pop-up shop is run by employability and health organisation Pluss,...

The launch of the 100 Women project

The launch of the 100 Women project

The Positive People Team in Somerset have been proudly working with Under Construction - Sedgemoor's employment and skills centre which launched in 2017. We work with partners to deliver training to people who may need a little extra support. The project aspires to...

Feeling motivated – David’s story

Feeling motivated – David’s story

David came to Hopeful Families for one to one support with his barriers, ready and motivated to become work ready.  “I joined Hopeful Families as I wanted to increase my social opportunities, find new ideas and have help with my alcohol recovery. “I lost my licence...

A Monday morning cuppa in Paignton!

A Monday morning cuppa in Paignton!

Every Monday morning for six weeks a drop in session was held in Paignton Library, creating a space for anyone to come in for a cuppa, meet new people and find out what community activities and support was available locally. Robert was just one of the attendees, and...

Improving confidence – James’ story

Improving confidence – James’ story

James was seeking support to access funded training and work. Therefore, a referral was made to Hopeful families to look at lifting his opportunities to support work progression. His aim was to increase his work prospects and gain employment. James was struggling with...

10 million steps in six weeks challenge!

10 million steps in six weeks challenge!

One of the messages we promote as a project is the importance of health and wellbeing. But what good is it if we don’t practise what we preach? With this in mind, our Devon team took on the challenge of walking 10 million steps in six weeks. Now this might seem like...

Digital Survival

Digital Survival

There is no escaping the fact that the Coronavirus, or to give it its precise name, COVID-19, has invaded all of our lives over the past few months. The minor annoyances that it may have painted on all of us such as the cancellation of football have given way to...

Alexa – What is it and what can you do with it?

Alexa – What is it and what can you do with it?

Amazon Alexa, known better as Alexa, is a virtual assistant with AI technology developed by Amazon which is used in Amazon Echo smart speakers. It is an app available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. A lot of people wonder how this type of technology can help...

“It’s changed our life around!” – Lee’s story

“It’s changed our life around!” – Lee’s story

Lee came to the Positive People Programme (Inspired to Achieve) due to being unemployed with a full commitment to seeking work.  “I had a military background from the age of 16 to 33 years. I came out of the army suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and found...