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Flexible Home Working COMPASS

Flexible Home Working COMPASS Tamzyn had started a nursing course but her health condition meant she wasn’t able to complete. She has depression, anxiety and ME, as well as a functional neurological disorder. She was really disappointed as she thoroughly enjoyed care-based work and had previous experience as a care worker. Tamzyn was referred by…

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Building foundations with Marius

Building foundations with Marius Marius got the support he needed from Health Works Cornwall to move forward into employment in the construction industry following a period of unemployment.  This included Compulsory Basic Training to get his moped licence, being mobile was the key to finding a job as he lives in a rural area. When…

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From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow

From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow O’s education was disrupted enormously by the Coronavirus pandemic and like all young people found it very difficult to maintain relationships motivation and direction. When he joined our Compass programme at 19, he was incredibly worried about his future. O began attending our weekly farm sessions.…

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ON YOUR BIKE with COMPASS

ON YOUR BIKE with COMPASS Hayden joined the European Social Funded COMPASS programme through Motiv-8 in October 2021. He lives independently but has support from carers as he is on the autistic spectrum. He struggles with his self-confidence and this makes discovering employment opportunities a real challenge. Whilst Hayden recognised that a traditional training and…

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Amazing success for Jonti through COMPASS and partners

Amazing success for Jonti through COMPASS and partners COMPASS partner, Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change (CN4C) worked in partnership with others to achieve an amazing success for Jonti, aged 18. He was struggling with home living arrangements, education, the authorities and experiencing behavioural challenges. But with the support he received he has gained an apprenticeship with…

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Medifest 2022

Medifest 2022 We are delighted to have delivered Medifest working with and on behalf of Plymouth City Council on Monday 13th June at the Plymouth Guildhall. Medifest showcases the amazing careers in the Medical, Health, Science, Sport and Well-being sectors within the region. Hosting 700 young people from schools across the region, it was a…

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#MeetTheTeam – Laura Colgate

Laura Colgate Marketing Executive, SMART SKILLS What is your favourite thing about SMART SKILLS? I love that SMART SKILLS makes upskilling accessible to small to medium sized businesses who may not have the budget to develop and train employees – essential for the growth and future success of a business. What do you like most…

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