Positive People


Referral route for the Positive People Programme

As from the 1st of January 2020 the  CCS will no longer be hosting the Community Enabler posts as part of the Positive People Programme funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

The two Positive People Community Enablers who worked with the CCS as part of the programme were Gail McCarthy, covering the West of the County (Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane, and West Somerset and Jinny Uppington working with black and minority ethnic (BME) community.

The Community Enabler role will not form part of the extended programme led by Pluss. Therefore CCS will no longer be directly involved with the delivery of the Positive People Programme. CCS Agents can continue to make referrals on to the programme who meet the current legibility criteria.

The Positive People Programme will continue to work with those who are over 18 years of age and are unemployed or economically inactive.

Referrals can be made directly to the Employment Bureau on 0800 334 5525
The Bureau will take contact details for the person being referred and any other relevant information. The Bureau will then pass this on to the Change Coach for the area the referred person lives in. The Change Coach will offer an appointment at the nearest programme delivery point within their area. Please note that potential participants can make their own referral by calling the Bureau on the same number as above.

For more information:
Visit the Positive People website for general information about the programme

Over the past two and a half years the Community Enabler posts through CCS have promoted the Positive People Programme to over 5000 people and enabled the direct participation of over 300 individuals.  CCS are proud to be part of the success of the Positive People Programme and wish Positive People the very best in its continued delivery