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Are you or someone in your family feeling low in confidence, anxious or isolated and not sure how to make changes in your life?

Supported by ATI, Craven College, Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund

Positive Progressions

We can support you step by step to make positive changes, improve your skills and be more confident. You will receive long-term, one-to-one mentoring and support from a keyworker that enables you to overcome barriers, improve your wellbeing and move you closer to education, training, job-searching and employment.Your mentor can also support you to access the services you need to resolve health, finance and skills issues.

Want more information? Fill in the form below or call Lee on 07966 880223 or 01904 555844

You’re eligible for Positive Progressions if:

  • You’re over 18 and
  • You’ve been unemployed and have an additional barrier such as health, basic skills or financial problems or
  • You’re “economically inactive” and receiving ESA, Income Support, Pension Credit or not claiming any type of benefit and not working.

You’re not eligible if you’re working, including 0 hour contracts, or if you do not have dependent children living with you. (If you don’t have dependent children living with you, you may still be eligible for Action Towards Inclusion.)

What can I expect?

You’ll have a keyworker, who will work with you on a one-to-one basis to support you. You’ll be involved in other activities, chosen specifically for you, which will help you to overcome your barriers and move closer to training, education, and employment.  These could include English, maths and ICT skills as well as other fun activities. You’ll also have the opportunity to access help from other places, which could include: Help to access community support and services Debt advice Crisis resolution Digital skills Health, therapy, counselling and well-being activities Vocational training, volunteering and work experience.

Find out more on the Craven College website.

Information for Referral Agencies These activities are being delivered as part of the Positive Progressions project, part of the national Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme. This project is being funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF).