Somerset Blog

All Positive People blog posts from Somerset

 

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...

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!...

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...

Andre’s Story

Andre Sutton Andre has been on the Positive People program for a few months now. He is currently claiming Universal Credit and looking for some basic work. Andre was referred to Cosmic for IT support. He was eager to get help with the number of emails he was...

A New Digital Future for Garry!

Garry began his journey with Positive People after being referred to the project by his Jobcentre Plus Work Coach in Bridgwater. Garry had never used a computer or the internet before as he had had no requirement to do so. He had previously worked as a furniture maker...

Josh’s Journey to Digital Confidence

Josh had been keen to move back into work for some time before joining Positive People, but felt lacking in the confidence to do so. “I was initially referred through Tracy at the local Parish Council," says Josh, "She felt the project might be of help to me. I really...