Accessing employment support

Positive People and Cosmic are lottery-funded schemes for long-term unemployed people aged 25 or over (but not necessarily of working age), who face barriers to either employment or greater community involvement. Those on the Positive People scheme are matched to a Change Coach, who assists them to upskill to get into work or volunteering.

Cosmic focuses on digital skills. Both schemes have a lot of money to spend on people, and have paid for things such as Construction Skills Certification Scheme cards (required in the construction industry), college courses, drop-in gadget shows (where people can test Vitual Reality headsets, tablets and voice-activated gadgets), mountain biking events and loads more. More information about these schemes are available at our town centre office – pop in and ask at reception.