All Positive People blog posts from West Yorkshire

 

Tackling barriers to progress – Nicky’s story

Tackling barriers to progress – Nicky’s story

Nicky lives in the Wakefield area of West Yorkshire and is her late 30s. After becoming aware of the Pluss Hopeful Families programme through another participant, Nicky approached Groundwork, one of four specialist partners to Pluss, who deliver the Hopeful Families...

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...

Onwards and upwards for Jan

Onwards and upwards for Jan

Jan was referred to Halifax Opportunities Trust project by local charity, St. Augustine’s Centre, initially to get help with making a claim for Universal Credit. Jan had stopped working in January 2020 after not receiving any more work from the agency he was working...

Ready to continue in college – Alison’s story

Ready to continue in college – Alison’s story

Last month Alison had lots of concerns and consequently her mood was low. Her son was struggling in lockdown and this was taking all her energy. Alison felt the best approach was to get back into a routine. She thought the volunteering option would be a good...

“I am me again” – Steven’s story

“I am me again” – Steven’s story

Steven, 36, from Wakefield, felt he had a lot of barriers to overcome but step-by-step he has done it and is now on the road towards returning to work! "My family mentor, Debbie, gave me the advice and information to be able to address my debt and deal with it. By...

“I feel like I’m not alone” – Jean’s story

“I feel like I’m not alone” – Jean’s story

"My name is Jean, aged 52, a mum of two children. My daughter lives with me and I have a grown-up son who lives overseas. I have had mental and physical health issues for many years. "My physical and mental health issues are progressively worsening but I have learnt...