Somerset Blog

All Positive People blog posts from Somerset

 

“Keeping me on track” – K’s Story

K’s aspirations are to gain sustainable housing and then become self-employed, buying and selling large batteries to ensure that their use is maximised. He is also be interested in becoming a support worker for people with learning difficulties. K was living in a van...

Jason’s Story

Jason had been working within Morrisons for 13 years when he was made redundant in August 2018. Jason struggled with his job searching due to has digital skills and dyslexia and was struggling to find work. At the end of January Jason was signed on to the Positive...

“I believe in myself now” – Marie’s Story

Marie, from Bridgewater has mainly worked in retail and office jobs for most of her life. Due to circumstances she had to move down to Bridgwater to stay with her family in 2017. She started off doing some care work but had to give this up and so approached the...

Redbrick Open Day

Positive People had a great day at the Redbrick building open day on Sunday. We made loads of digital art on our iPad’s and re-cycled plastic bottle tops for our stop-motion animation! You can view the video here. We were also delighted to speak to many people from...

Meet our Staff – Emma Wescott

1. What do you do here at Positive People? I am the Partnership Manager for the Somerset Positive People contract, managing the Pluss delivery and looking after our partners Inspired to Achieve, Cosmic and Community Council for Somerset. 2. Tell us a bit about you?...

Elizabeth’s Story

Cosmic met Elizabeth (Liz) in Wells Job Centre in early December. She has asked for help as she had recently been made redundant, but her circumstances meant the job centre couldn’t sign her on, or even offer much in the way of advice. They hoped that Positive People...

Sarah’s Story

Sarah came to Positive People with a passion to be self-employed. She is affected daily by fibromyalgia, arthritis and her mental health, that makes consistency in work difficult. Being her own boss would give her flexibility to work when she is feeling her best and...

Paul’s Story

Paul's amazing story of digital know-how charts his journey from "falling behind like a cavemen" to having every gadget going and loving it. Check out his digital journey! Paul's words "I was a Butler for a billionaire in a suit and my main background is high class...

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...