Project contact – Carolyn Webster  | | 01872 300236  |

Active Plus is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that helps people fulfil their potential through courses and activities that motivate, inspire confidence and build life-skills, helping people to tap into their own capabilities. Unique to Active Plus is that this applies to both customers and tutors. Tutors are injured military veterans, being supported by Active Plus on their own personal journeys. They empathise, inspire and become role models for participants of all ages. Together, positive outcomes are achieved for all.

Active Plus has five “divisions” each focussing on a different target market. Active Plus Your Future supports young people to engage more effectively with school; Active Plus Works helps unemployed people back into work; Active Plus Active Ageing supports older people to build friendships and become active in their communities; Active Plus Business delivers specialist, motivational and development training for business leaders and their workforce. Active Plus Wellbeing focusses on emotional and physical wellbeing, condition management and positive mental health. Based in Cornwall at the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre, we deliver across 5 counties.

We were proud to be named FSB Worldpay UK Ethical Business of the Year 2016 and Best Third Sector Business at the 2016 Cornwall Business Awards and delighted to be selected to lead and manage Who Dares Works in West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We are also involved as a delivery partner in other Building Better Opportunities projects in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire.

Project summary

Funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund as part of the national Building Better Opportunities Programme, Who Dares Works in West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly brings together a partnership of 17 Cornwall based social enterprises 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.

This is a Big Lottery, Building Better Opportunities project funded until December 2019.

Participant eligibility – Who Dares Works participants must be 18 or over, unemployed or economically inactive and not undertaking any kind of paid work at all. They must have the right to work in the UK.
Referral routes
 – Participants will join through wide range of sources including self-referral, social landlords, adult social care, community organisations, NHS practitioners, Jobcentres, and project partners as well as through the work of our participant advocates. The majority of participants will join through a Who Dares Works course delivered by Active Plus with input from a range of project partners.

Delivery Partners or contact
Carolyn Webster (Who Dares Works Project Manager)

Lead partner: Active Plus
Who Dares Works Courses and Community Clubs: Active Plus
Mentor Service: Pentreath and Addaction (both West Cornwall); Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (Isles of Scilly)

NB: A broad range of additional support and work related activity is accessible through our “added value” partners who have fully funded delivery outside of Who Dares Works. Mentors are the key point of referral into these activities.