Who Dares Works is funded by £3.3 million from the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund as part of the national Building Better Opportunities Programme. The project brings together a partnership of 17 Cornwall based social enterprises, across West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, to help a minimum of 850 people who need most support to connect or reconnect with work, education and training. The partnership builds on the unique strengths of each organisation working collaboratively to help participants to help themselves – wherever possible through helping others.
Who Dares Works is for people in West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who face the biggest barriers and challenges to connecting or reconnecting with education, training and work. Participants must be 18 or over and not doing paid work of any kind.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Who Dares Works is a partnership project, led by Active Plus, working to support individuals in West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to reconnect with education, training and employment.
At the heart of the project is the Active Plus course. This is often the first step for participants joining the project. Delivered by military veterans from Active Plus, the course has been designed to build confidence, motivation and self-belief while completing activities in a small group of people.
The project utilises the expertise of other Community Interest Companies across the county to offer a range of specialist support and work-related activities. Participants on the project can undertake a Pathway to Care, a 2-week Construction course, as well as housing support, benefit and money advice and counselling. We have a team of people delivering Work Ready provision, supporting with CV creation, job searching and preparing for interviews. Participants will also have access to health and wellbeing support, such as with our Health and Wellbeing Practitioner, through sport and Community Clubs.
Each participant will be assigned a mentor who will support them throughout their journey. The mentor will work with the participant to understand their goals and help them towards that by tapping into the available provision.
Active Plus use the skills, experience and expertise of injured military veterans to deliver unique programme that build confidence, communication, motivation and self-belief, unlocking and nurturing the potential of participants regardless of their background and circumstance.
“Friendly and always encouraging and motivating, they are wonderful at helping people with low confidence like myself feel like I can do and achieve anything I want to!”
The Who Dares Works partners are Active Plus, Stayathome Limited and The CHAOS Group , Pentreath, Addaction, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, Cornwall Food Foundation, Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Dyslexia Cornwall, ECCABI, Rebuild South West, RJ Working, Rosemellin Gooseberry Bush Day Nursery, School of Cornish Sardines, United Response, and Whole Again Communities.