Who we are
Active Plus is a Community Interest Company that uses the skills, experience and expertise of injured and retired military veterans to deliver unique programmes that build confidence, improve motivation, generate a sense of belonging and self worth; helping people to unlock and fulfil their potential.
Through a combination of group and 1-2-1 support we help people to look at things differently, empower them to embrace change, set clear goals and be ready to take the next step. Unique to Active Plus is that these benefits apply to our service users and the ex-armed forces instructors, who are being supported by Active Plus on their own personal journeys. Together positive outcomes are achieved for all.
Working across five service areas (your futures, works, wellbeing, ageing and business) we support people who are unemployed, older people who are lonely and isolated, people with health conditions and young people at risk of leaving school without qualifications or work. We also deliver team-building and communication activities for other organisations and businesses.
Funders and investors include The National Lottery Community Fund, Department for Work and Pensions, European Social Fund, The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and Public Health England.
Our ethos is about people helping themselves through helping others. This is reflected not only in the mutual benefits for both course participants and course tutors but also in the emphasis we place on building skills, confidence, connections and employability through volunteering and developing projects that benefit the wider community. Its a win-win-win situation!
You can see an overview of the range of projects we run here
We are a Living Wage Disability Confident employer and are committed to growing our business in a way that brings social, economic and environmental benefit. Our support of the Armed Forces Community is recognised through the Gold Employment Recognition Scheme award that we received in 2020.
If you are a military veteran or service-leaver and would like to find out more about opportunities with Active Plus please get in touch
For more details contact the team:
Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre