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The Programme

What is Focus from the Outset all about?

We have all experienced some very strange times this year. We have lived through very unusual circumstances and for some of us, life has changed in ways we might not have imagined six months ago.

Perhaps your work has changed or suffered because of the Covid-19 pandemic and your employers haven’t been able to continue. Or you have had time to think about how you want your life to be, and you want to make changes to it. Or you were planning to go into fulltime education but are wondering now if that is the right path for you to take.

There are lots of reasons why you might be looking for help and support in moving your life in a different direction.

What is the programme about?

The Focus programme is a Community-Led local Development project, and CLLD is all about building strong local communities, and strong local communities start with people. People like you who want to take control of their own lives. It’s about getting work-ready and figuring out what work you’re good at, what you want to do, and what steps you need to take to get to it.

How will it help me?

The Focus programme is designed to help you build confidence in your own abilities. We all have things we’re good at, and things we’re not so good at. Our programme helps you to identify your strengths and to understand that it’s okay not to be good at everything. We look at where you are in your life, and how you got here, and where you want to go now. 

Team work in a workshop
Steve and Pam

Why would I want to sign up?

We have a people-centred approach. Our personal advisors work on an individual basis with every participant to make sure that you get the most out of the programme. With 1:1 support combined with small group sessions focussed on you, your confidence, your decision-making, your approach to money, your attitude to work, your time and stress management skills, we aim to help you understand yourself and what you need to do next.

Our programme is available for unemployed and economically inactive individuals who live in eligible postcodes in West Cornwall and the Coast to Coast area. See our map here

Meet the team: