Devon Blog

All Positive People blog posts from Devon

 

Positive People Plymouth Christmas Event

The Christmas season with Positive People got off to a jolly start this year with its first event in Plymouth Moment's Cafe on Saturday 8th December. The event saw a gathering of over 30 guests from across South Devon who came to join in the festivities. The event was...

Beatrice’s Story

“Life is short, so go for things you enjoy…I’ve always danced and despite a double hip replacement I wasn’t going to let that stop me from getting back to doing what I love the most” Beatrice’s journey of dance has seen her living in Paris and London, as a...

Beverley’s Story

Beverley is approaching 60 years of age and believes that age should be no barrier when it comes to learning something new and following your dreams! Beverley has always worked in office or retail positions, but this wasn’t where her passions lay with qualifications...

Baris’ Story

The participants the team meet on a daily basis often wow us with their intelligence and drive. These are people who want to succeed but have just fallen on hard times, one step away from the support they need to recover. One of our Change Coaches, Simon, met one such...

Making progress at Made-Well

Made-Well is a not-for-profit community interest company, located on a farm in mid-Devon. Their service provides a range of constructive, purposeful and positive opportunities for people with both learning and physical disabilities, as well as those in poor mental...

Moses’ Story

Moses is a Positive Person. He wears a permanent wide grin. “You must be positive”, he says. “If you think you are going to fail, why would you bother starting?” It is this outlook that Moses and his business partner have applied to their start-up, with support from...

International Gaming Week

As part of International Gaming Week, Plymouth Libraries invited some of the Positive People team from Cosmic and Pop+ to join them in celebration. Three of the project’s biggest gaming fans, Rob, Chris and Emma, jumped on the chance to get the community involved in...

Cosmic’s Connected Home

Positive People’s digital team are always looking for innovative ways to showcase technology to clients and the wider community. We have used GoPros on mountain bikes, iPads to make stop motion animation and now a custom-built model house to demonstrate gadgets inside...

Changing Lives… Meet Nick

Nick had previously been homeless and addicted to alcohol – he started drinking when he was 10 years old. Nick has also had bouts of depression for 20 years. Nick has a criminal record and says this was always linked to getting money for alcohol. Nick previously lived...

I love my life so much – Debra’s story

"Hi my name is Debra Simmons. "I am 53 years old. I live in Higher Clovelly, North Devon. "I originally come from Coventry and have lived in North Devon for 15 years. I was in a very unhealthy relationship for over 20 years and I have three children who all suffered...

Join the Jam

Music is known to bring people together, and that’s just what the Positive People Join the Jam music event achieved this summer. Held at Exeter Corn Exchange, people travelled across Devon to join in the fun. Cosmic, Pluss, Pop+, Torbay Community Development Trust and...