Project contact
Martyn 07741729967 / and Sarah – 07341004929 / | Unit 23-24 Scott Business Park, Beacon park Road, Plymouth, PL2 2PQ

Pluss is an award-winning social enterprise that supports thousands of people with disabilities and other disadvantages move towards and into employment each year. Our vision is simple: to inspire people of all abilities to achieve a career.

Project summary
We offer a lifeline to people who are not in work no matter what the reason. If life is not working out for you, we are here to help you build your confidence, skills and give you a sense of hope for YOUR future.

We believe that no individual barriers should stand in the way of what YOU want to ACHIEVE. We provide personal 1:1 support that will help you to move forward with life.

Through meeting new people and finding new opportunities, we can help you turn over a brand-new page.

This is a National Lottery Community Fund project funded until December 2019.

Participant eligibility
The focus is on individuals who are economically inactive. Unemployed participants should have been unemployed for more than 12 months. This includes, but is not limited to: people with disabilities; people aged 50 and over; people who are homeless or in housing need; people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities; offenders (not in custody) or ex-offenders; people with caring responsibilities; people who are financially or digitally excluded; people with drug and alcohol dependency; people with educational attainment issues (particularly lack of basic literacy and numeracy and English for speakers of other languages skills); people with family, parenting and relationship problems; people with health problems (including mental health); people operating in the informal economy; young people where the risk of young people becoming NEET is high.

Referral routes
The majority of referrals will be as a result of community engagement through the Change Coaches. They will engage, assess, co-produce action plans, co-ordinate delivery and reviews. They will deliver engagement strategies, bespoke interventions in the area and supporting best practice with partners.

Delivery Partners

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Katy Hutchinson –

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Lizard Pathways
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Gina Price

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Konnect Cornwall
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