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VACANCY: Health Works for Cornwall One to One Change Coach

Health Works for Cornwall is a new Cornwall Development Company (CDC) led programme, which is funded by the European Social Fund and aims to help people in Cornwall and the

VACANCY: Who Dares Works Employment Broker

As the Who Dares Works Employment Broker, your main roles will be engaging with employers and training providers to source collaborative opportunities, work alongside the Project Partners to further develop

Life in ‘Lockdown’

Life in ‘Lockdown’ – Sue Bartlett, Change Coach Manager – Active Plus What a strange world we find ourselves in! I know I am not alone in having to re-invent

COVID-19: How Active Plus can help

We are in challenging and unprecedented times, but as always the Active Plus team are here to help and support you. Whether you need a friendly phone call or a

Come on Board with Active Plus!

Do you have the time, motivation and commitment to join the Board of Active Plus? We are looking to appoint new directors who can help to steer, support and challenge

Help to get You into Training and Work

If you are out of work for any reason then we have a range of projects that can help! Check our our Back to Work  pages and get in touch! For

Hat trick hero steps aside

Active Plus Community Interest Company have won a Silver Award in the Best Third Sector business in the Cornwall Business Awards following Gold Awards in the previous two years! After

Daring to make a difference at St.Just Miners Chapel

The Who Dares Works project, led by award-winning Community Interest Company Active Plus, has just completed a month of activity at the Miners Chapel in St Just. Funded by the

Building Bridges in Wiltshire and Swindon

We are looking for an experienced manager to lead our delivery of the Building Bridges project in Wiltshire and Swindon. If you are good at managing people, partnerships and paperwork, we’d

Who Dares Works says #giveusago

A group of people with disabilities and long-term health conditions who have joined the Active Plus led ‘Who Dares Works’ project have launched a campaign which asks prospective employers to

19 people in Penzance celebrate completing the first ever Who Dares Works course

Nineteen local people celebrated completing the first Who Dares Works course held at the Lescudjack Centre in Penzance on the 14th June, as part of a programme funded by the

Bosavern Farm buzzing with volunteers thanks to Who Dares Builds

West Cornwall jobseekers have been helping with conservation at Bosavern Community Farm in St.Just as part of a National Lottery funded project. Ten participants from Who Dares Works spent a

Who Dares Serves

Participants completing the first ever ‘Who Dares Serves’ course attended a passing out parade on Friday 4th August at St Ives Community Fire Station. Who Dares Serves is a one of

Active Plus win Best Third Sector Business Award for the second year running!

Active Plus is very proud to be recognised as the Best Third Sector Business at the Cornwall Business Awards 2017, for the second year running. Sponsored by the Eden Project,

Active Plus leads new £3.3 Million project in West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Who Dares Works in West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Active Plus, the Community Interest Company that uses the skills and experience of injured military veterans to help and

Joining Forces in Helston!

Over three weeks the Active Plus Communities group in Helston has been working on an artwork for Helston Museum’s ‘Joining Forces’ exhibition, funded by the Armed Forces Covenant. Under the

Older People at the Heart of Truro

Older People at the Heart of Truro Everybody is that much safer in Truro thanks to the sterling work of the Truro Active Plus Communities group who have mapped all

Military Veteran? Join Our Winning Team!

Have you ever served in the armed forces and are looking to help yourself through helping others? Our workforce of ex-forces personnel, many of whom are wounded injured or sick, usually

Ash Inspires Learners in Swindon

Active Plus lead instructor Ash Gordon was the keynote speaker at the Swindon Adult Community Learning Awards held today at STEAM, the Museum of the Great Western Railway. Ash shared

Armed Forces Covenant Bronze Award for Active Plus

We are really delighted to be able to say that we have just been awarded the Armed Forces Covenant Bronze Award!     The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages

Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing in Wiltshire

We are really delighted that our team in Dorset, Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire has been recognised for the great work they do to build motivation, confidence and self-belief with people

Who Dares Works!

Hot on the heels of being named FSB Worldpay UK Ethical Business of the Year 2016 and Best Third Sector Business in the Cornwall Business Awards, Active Plus have been

Active Plus Success at the Cornwall Business Awards

We were very proud to be recognised as the Best Third Sector Business at the Cornwall Business Awards 2016. Sponsored by the Eden Project, the award recognises businesses driven by social

Falmouth Haven welcomes new recruits with Active Plus

Active Plus supported the induction of new recruits at Falmouth Haven in preparation for a busy summer season. Employees built their teamwork, communication and leadership skills through a series of

Active Plus Communities One Year On

Almost a year after its launch in Falmouth, Active Plus Communities is starting up in neighbouring Penryn on 4th May 2016. In that year the project has helped 147 people

Active Plus Finalists in the Cornwall Business Awards

We are really pleased to be on the shortlist for the Best Third Sector Business in the Cornwall Business Awards 2016. The Third Sector Business award is sponsored by the

Active Plus Communities in Plymouth

Active Plus celebrated the contribution of older people in Plymouth at a VIP presentation on Monday 4th April. A group of people aged from 50 – 75 have been meeting

Brilliant Business Training with Pendennis Shipyard

We are delighted to have continued our partnership with the prestigious Pendennis Shipyard by delivering a training session for senior and junior managers covering team-building, communication and leadership skills. Leading the two

We are recruiting!

Do you have what it takes to join our award-winning team? If you have experience of influencing, negotiating to create opportunities, are great at building partnerships and enjoy helping people

Double-investment for Active Plus

Active Plus, has had a double boost this week with confirmation of grant-funding from both the Royal British Legion and the Government’s Armed Forces Covenant Fund. We have received £38,000

Could you be our new Area Manager?

We are recruiting an Area Manager for Swindon, Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset covering the following key responsibilities Lead and manage Active Plus programmes across Swindon, Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset Line

Active Plus proud to be named FSB Worldpay Ethical Business of the Year!

Active Plus was the very proud winner of the Ethical – CSR – Green business of the year award at the inspirational FSB Worldpay UK Business Awards last night (2

National recognition for the Active Plus ethical approach to business

Active Plus, has been selected as one of four finalists in the “Ethical – CSR – Green Business” category of the prestigious Federation of Small Business Worldpay UK Business Awards

Brian runner-up in the 2015 International Coaching Academy Awards

We are proud to announce that Brian Tregunna, Active Plus Regional Manager in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, was runner-up in the Life Coach of the Year category at the recent

We are recruiting!

Could you be part of an exciting Active Plus project? We are looking for a Team Leader for our Big Lottery Funded “Active Plus Communities” Project, where injured ex-service personnel

Ash talks about his personal journey

The inspirational Ash Gordon, our lead instructor in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire tells his story in his own words 

Calling all Carers in Salisbury!

Would YOU like to: Meet other Carers in your local area? Develop your planning, communication and decision making skills? Build your confidence, resilience and motivation? Make friends and have some

Sports Day Success

The Falmouth Active Plus Communities Group organised an indoor sports day on 19 October in partnership with the Dracaena Centre. The idea was to encourage more people aged 50+ to

Expressions of Interest for European Social Fund

Active Plus is working as part of the “Who Dares Alliance” partnership, acting as lead partner for a European Social Fund bid to the Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities programme.

Active Plus Communities Sports Day

If you live in the Falmouth area, come along to the Dracaena Centre on Monday 19th October between 11am and 2pm and join in the Active Plus Communities Sports Day.

Creating a Buzz for Older People’s Day

Active Plus Communities celebrated older people’s day by highlighting the contribution that our groups have made to their wider communities. This has included raising over £1,100 for MacMillan through two

Active Plus Showcased at St Joseph School

Check out the feature that appeared in the St Joseph School Showcase about the work they did with Active Plus. We really enjoyed working with such a great group of

Active Plus signs the Wiltshire Compact

Active Plus has signed up to the ‘Wiltshire Compact’, a set of guidelines and principles which help foster better working relationships between the voluntary sector and the public sector. The

Active Plus Communities Making a Difference

The Active Plus Communities Groups in St. Austell and Camborne are busy preparing for events to support the MacMillan Cancer charity by linking into the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning. The group

“Your history is not your destiny”

Our very own Ash Gordon received a warm reception and many accolades for was described as an “inspirational speech” at the Wiltshire Voluntary Sector Assembly in Corsham on Thursday 10th

New Forum for Active Plus Communities

We’ve started a new Facebook page so that our Active Plus Communities groups can post information, updates and news about what they are doing in their groups and in their

Ash continues his learning journey with Active Plus

Congratulations to Ashley Gordon our Senior Instructor from Weymouth on recently completing his NLP Master Practitioner qualification. This is another significant step forward for Ash who has made terrific progress

Across the generations with Active Plus Communities

A group of people aged 50 to 85 from Camborne are the third group in Cornwall to join up with the injured military veterans from Active Plus to make a

Creating a community buzz in St Austell

The St Austell phase of the Active Plus Communities programme is based at Prince Charles House, Ocean Housing’s award-winning eco-development, set in the heart of the town. Residents aged from

Active Plus Communities Celebrates the Contribution of Over 50s in Falmouth

Six weeks on from its launch at the Dracaena Centre in Falmouth, Active Plus Communities has supported a group of 27 people aged from 52 to 88 to build friendships, confidence

Tim Cocks wins Outstanding Achievement award

This year’s Cornwall Works WISE Outstanding Achievement Award 2015 has gone to Tim Cocks, Founder and Managing Director of Active Plus, the social enterprise which supports injured military veterans to offer

Active Plus military veterans Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset

Active Plus military veterans from across Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset came together to deliver 2 days of life skills development with over 100 year 7 pupils at St Joseph’s School