Who Dares Works
Who Dares Works is a partnership of 17 Cornwall based social enterprises delivering a ‘Building Better Opportunities’ project in West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Led and managed by Active Plus, Who Dares Works is supported with £3.3 million investment from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.
Who Dares Works will help 850 people who face the biggest barriers and challenges to connecting or reconnecting with education, training and work. At the heart of the project are courses delivered by military veterans from Active Plus, using their skills, experience and expertise to build confidence, motivation and the self-belief to take the next steps towards training and work.
Alongside these courses, people can tap into a range of specialist support to overcome specific barriers and a host of work related activities from volunteering to community projects, taster days to work experience and everything in between. Who Dares Works participants can also get fully involved in the development, delivery and management of the project. 17 organisations working as one team to help people to help themselves.
Who Dares Works partners are Active Plus, Pentreath, Addaction, CHAOS, CLEAR, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, Cornwall Food Foundation, Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Dyslexia Cornwall, ECCABI, Rebuild Southwest, RJ Working, Rosemellin Gooseberry Bush Day Nursery, School of Cornish Sardines, Surf Action, United Response, and Whole Again Communities
Who Dares Works partners have been working together for almost 2 years to develop a project that will not only make a difference for people today, but one that will create lasting change for people, communities and the workforce of the future. We have all signed up to the ‘Who Dares Works Charter’ with 4 key principles of:
- Putting People in the Lead: helping people to help themselves through helping others and through active participation in the implementation, development, promotion and management of the project.
- Building Capacity for the Future: changing the relationship between services and the people who access them, supporting the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce and inspiring people to make a positive contribution in their communities.
- A Commitment to Sustainable Development: delivering today without compromising tomorrow, with a particular commitment to environmental sustainability through; supporting blue and green gym activities; the efficient use of natural resources; local sourcing and the use and re-use of local spaces and places; promoting environmental awareness and access to green skills and jobs.
- Inspiring Excellence in Delivery: learning from feedback and evaluation; supporting each other to continuously improve as a whole and as individual organisations; being open and accessible; communicating and sharing practice and lessons learned; challenging constructively and developing effective solutions.