Devon Blog

All Positive People blog posts from Devon

 

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...

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...

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....

Hannah’s Story – Revisited

Towards the end of last year, I wrote a blog about Hannah and her goal of going self-employed with her pet portrait business. One thing I didn't really discuss was the process and relationship between the Change Coach, Digital Trainers and the participants, and how...

Case Study – Kingsbridge music workshop

In April, Positive People teamed up with Activities 115, a local charity based in Kingsbridge to bring music to the masses! These workshops are designed to show off digital in an audio and audio-visual format. Participants could play and get lessons with; Digital DJ...

Ageing Well celebration lunch

Last week we attended the Ageing Well Project celebration lunch at Central Church in Torquay. Positive People has worked in collaboration with local organisation, Ageing Well, to give digital skills training to people over 55. The course held a series of workshops for...

Kingsway Carnival community event

This month Positive People have been working alongside Teign Housing Association by being a part of their Kingsway community event on Wednesday 17th April in Teignmouth. The event was based around the local community cafe (Pow Wow) and the local community centre and...

Mega Bites: Fully Loaded

Over the past two months, Cosmic, Age UK Devon and HALFF teamed up to deliver Mega Bites: a cooking course with a difference. Each session was based around using technology to assist with healthy cooking. The group of men aged 50 and over learnt how to use devices...

Susan’s Positive People Story

As a Change Coach you sometimes meet people who you have an instant connection with and this was true of Susan. Having both been Primary Teacher and in the education system for many years we bonded over a love of learning and the books we enjoyed. Susan has had a...