West Yorkshire Blog

All Positive People blog posts from West Yorkshire

 

“I’m doing so well” – Andrew’s story

Andrew was referred by the Jobcentre. He was on the Works Better Programme and was then switched onto the Hopeful Families Project. Andrew has had PTSD following involvement in a critical road traffic accident that was not his fault. Andrew said "It affected my mental...

A shining example – Bianca’s story

Bianca has lived independently since leaving home at the age of 17. She had previously attended a study programme. This had been in a small group setting as Bianca had some health conditions including diabetes, anxiety and depression. When I first met Bianca, she was...

A business start-up course with a difference

Forget business plans and funding… make money doing what you love from your sofa! Huddersfield’s Hopeful Families launched the 2018 PopUp Business School last month, opening its doors to a host of budding entrepreneurs who want to make money doing what they love,...

Free PopUp Business School Comes to Huddersfield

A free PopUp Business School is coming to Huddersfield in October to help local people who are not in employment start their own business. The PopUp Business School approach is the opposite of traditional approaches to starting a business. They don't believe in...

Wendy’s Story with Hopeful Families

Hopeful Families have teamed up with Healthy Minds, a local mental health charity that specialises in supporting young people that may be struggling to cope with mental health due to family circumstances. Hopeful Families recognise that families with children that are...

Changing Lives…Meet Elvis

The Hopeful Families programme based in West Yorkshire aims to work with families, with a specific focus on people most at risk of social exclusion, who are out of education, or who are affected by unemployment, anti-social behaviour and abuse. Elvis, 17, was seeking...

Changing Lives…Meet Adrian

Adrian is 16 years old, and was unemployed and not in education when he was referred to Hopeful Families. Adrian had experienced persistent bullying whilst at school and refused to return to education over 18 months ago. Despite lots of intervention to try and...