Devon Blog

All Positive People blog posts from Devon

 

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...

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...

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...

Open Doors

Last week was graduation day for the first cohort of Open Doors students receiving digital support from Cosmic via the Positive People project. The class is a diverse mix of migrants and refugees but they all have one thing in common – they are Positive People and...

Crossing borders

Having to overcome the social stigmas and mental challenges of having no job is a huge challenge but combining that with a disability must feel like taking on Everest. Throughout our incredible journey on the Positive People project, one of our key focus points has...

1:1 tailored digital support

As part of its offering on the Positive People project, Cosmic provides 1:1 support to participants, which will be delivered by an experienced Digital Trainer. This support is tailored to the needs of the individual and the content and journey of these training...

Exploring your roots – Derick’s Story

Derick came to us in 2018 with a fantastic skill in Genealogy (family history). This is Derick’s hobby and he uses library record facilities and records offices to find out his information. Derick wanted to turn his hobby into a career and nobody could argue his...

Using digital to improve lives…

The Positive People project is in the very fortunate position to be able to offer digital equipment to participants that require it for training, social mobility or to help them back into work. Before we hand equipment over there is a journey every participant must...

New Year New You!

January! Christmas is over, finances are tight, it’s cold and dark, and the warmth of spring still seems an eternity away. Yes, January can be the hardest of months to get yourself back on your feet. That’s why Westward Housing Group has teamed up with Positive People...