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A sense of belonging

We are wired as humans to need varying levels of social support and stimulation in order to function at our best, at all ages and stages of our life. Loneliness can strike at any time and is often reported at times of major life events and transitions. Sometimes we...

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...

Shaun’s Story

Shaun met Clive from Positive People in Taunton jobcentre originally in October 2017 at a gadget show event. He was later referred into the program by his job centre work coach, who felt Shaun would benefit from the support Positive People could offer. Shaun had been...

New Challenge, New You!

Are you looking to get back to work, training, volunteering or build confidence for your future journey back to work? Get involved and come along to the ‘New Year New Challenge’ event at the Minehead Eye on Monday 11th February from 11 am - 3 pm. Everyone is welcome!...

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...

John’s Story

John’s journey with Positive People started in December 2017 when he met Change Coach Ben from Pluss at an event at Bridgwater Jobcentre. “[I] spoke to Ben because I previously knew him from another organisation”. A friendly face spurred John on and after hearing how...

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...

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...