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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

100 Women First and Positive People teamed up for the second time to celebrate International Woman’s Day 2021. Slightly different to the first event due to the lockdown but just as successful and inspiring. International Women’s Day 2021 took place online via Zoom and...

International Women’s Day- Women in Digital

International Women’s Day- Women in Digital

Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg – these are all names we hear regularly in the digital world. But with International Women’s Day on the 8th of March isn’t it time we here about Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Susan Wojcicki, Sheryl Sandberg and many...

Regaining lost confidence – Stephen’s story

Regaining lost confidence – Stephen’s story

Stephen, aged 51 lives in the Wakefield area. In May last year (2020) he joined Pluss’ Hopeful Families programme in Wakefield after being made redundant during autumn 2019. He was finding it difficult to find suitable work, which he felt was particularly tough during...

Working through the barriers – Rita’s story

Working through the barriers – Rita’s story

Rita (not her real name) is aged 49 and lives in the Wakefield area. Rita had suffered from domestic abuse while in a difficult relationship. Towards the end of last year Rita found herself unemployed and homeless.  “I was sofa surfing and I wanted to find work. I had...

Grow at Home

Grow at Home

A fantastic ‘Grow at Home’ session was held this morning with the Devon Positive People team, hosted by Seema Patel from www.bewilder.org.uk. A warm, friendly group with varying degrees of experience at growing vegetables, shared hints and tips for growing things at...

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch Weekend 2021

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch Weekend 2021

Despite the current covid19 lockdown and having to spend more time at home and indoors it can be easy to miss what’s going on around you even in your own back gardens. Working from home, home schooling and the endless cleaning and other chores around the home don’t...

Overcoming life’s challenges – Mark’s story

Overcoming life’s challenges – Mark’s story

In 2014 Mark moved to Cornwall to be closer to his children. Redruth to be precise. He was aged 43. It was a massive decision for him, though he felt it was the right thing to do. He was determined to develop a healthy relationship with his three children, but it...

National Lego Day 2021

National Lego Day 2021

It's hard to imagine anyone on Earth not knowing what Lego is. The plastic bricks have been with us since 1949 and although they have gone through a whole host of visual changes and licences, the design hasn't changed one bit - in fact, a brick made in 1949 will...