‘Positive People’ or ‘Poosedhogyon’ (Cornish for Positive People), will help over 1,300 individuals who are out of work to build their skills, confidence and motivation. This will include people with disabilities, mental health issues, ex-offenders, homeless people and people over 50. Support for individuals will include basic literacy and numeracy skills, help to master digital technology, and preparation for work including job search.
The programme aims to benefit local communities by reducing poverty and anti-social behaviour. It will also contribute to the growth of the local economy with employers having access to a pool of people with the relevant skills to meet their needs.
Pentreath and Pluss will begin to deliver the £5 million programme in early 2017 for the next three years. The partners are Pluss, Cornwall Neighbourhoods 4 Change, Cornwall Marine Network, CHAOS, Active Plus, Addaction, Lizard Pathways, Pirate FM, Cornwall Voluntary Sector and Cornwall College.
Positive People (part of the Building Better Opportunities programme) is a new project jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.
The programme will cover the Coast to Coast LAG region of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. (Mid Cornwall)