Aged Veterans: Wally’s Story

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Here’s Wally! Wally is 77 and has lived in this attractive and very comfortable block of Sunley Orford apartments with his wife for the past 9 years – and loved every moment of downtown Truro after a lifetime in downtown Liverpool. Like many, some of Wally’s family came down to Cornwall first, he got to… Read more »

Aged Veterans: Bill’s Story

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Bill’s Korea Moves Korea. North and South hardly out of the news these days and maybe one day it will be one Korea again. Maybe. Seventy years ago we had just kissed one war goodbye but another raged in that troubled peninsula only to be replaced by another in another close by a decade later…. Read more »

Back to Work: Michael’s Positive People Story

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Michael Martin

Michael joined the Coast to Coast Positive People Project in December 2017. He was living in the Foyer in Truro and joined the project through an Active Plus motivation and confidence building course at Truro Library.  Michael had been out of work for over a year and his confidence was really low, so he joined… Read more »

Military Veterans: Road To Work

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“I have just completed the Road to Work Course in Exeter with Active Plus. Before this course my life felt like it was coming to an end, I was in a very bad place. I joined the armed forces in 2006 where I spent four years in 1RTR Tank Regiment. Life in the army wasn’t particularly… Read more »

Back to Work: Geoff’s Story

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Geoff Long from Melksham, Wiltshire completed an Active Plus Wellbeing course where he set himself a goal of getting back to work before the end of April 2016. Geoff, himself an injured military veteran also signed up to the Active Plus volunteer pathway and helped out on our courses Geoff said, “Completing the Active Plus… Read more »

Wellbeing: Tara’s Story

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Tara James

My life changed in 2011. My son was born and he made my life complete as I now had what I always wanted (my little girl, who was almost 3 and now a son). Shortly after his birth and a difficult pregnancy it became apparent he was dairy intolerant and became unwell.  I had a… Read more »

Wellbeing: Alison’s Story

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Alison Eagles

I attended an Active Plus Wellbeing course in Corsham, Wiltshire at the start of 2016. I had been suffering from depression and had a breakdown having burnt out through working long hours in a role where the values conflicted with my own personal principles. The practice manager at my doctor’s surgery gave me the contact… Read more »

Wellbeing: Joy and Tula’s Story

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Mother and daughter team, Joy and Tula attended our Carers’ Course, in Salisbury in January 2016. Both have caring responsibilities, Tula for her Mum and Dad and Joy for her husband (Tula’s Father). The course gave both women the opportunity to develop skills to help them cope with daily challenges. More than this, it created… Read more »

Back to Work : Becki and Chris’ Story

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Beki Brown, who grew up in Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth, met Chris Wheeler while studying for an engineering degree at Brunel University, London. Beki did not complete the degree for medical reasons and, two years ago, the pair moved to Cornwall. When Beki’s job as a domestic at the Royal Cornwall Hospital ended they were… Read more »

Back to Work : Linn’s Story

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Linn wanted to tell her story in her own words “because everyone needs to know how great Active Plus is!” My story begins in November 2013, I was working full time earning minimum wage and not exactly enjoying the job, my boss was not a very nice person to work with,  believing that if you… Read more »