Active Plus is a Community Interest Company established in 2011. We use the skills, experience and expertise of injured military veterans to deliver unique programmes that build confidence, motivation and self-belief, unlocking the potential of participants, all of whom are from vulnerable or potentially vulnerable groups.
We currently deliver courses and activities for people who are unemployed, older people who are isolated and young people at risk of leaving school without qualifications or work. We have grown geographically from our base in Cornwall to deliver across Devon, Somerset and Dorset.
Our military veterans begin their journey with us as volunteers. All are fantastic role models who share not only their skills and expertise with course participants, but also their own personal journeys.
They empathise, inspire, challenge and gain respect in a way that is a powerful force for change.
How we can help you
Active Plus provides the opportunity for Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS) veterans to utilise the skills and experience gained during their military careers to benefit individuals and communities.
Veterans benefit from delivering confidence building and motivational training alongside like-minded people from a variety of military backgrounds. Their bearing and ethos make them exceptional role models for a wide client base and the use of in service and post discharge experiences enable them to address individual needs and deliver an inspirational and unique training experience.
Veterans start their journey as volunteers having completed a taster visit on an Active Plus course in one of the five counties the company currently operate in (Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wilshire and Avon). Completion of a competency based task- book, which includes sections on training techniques, company values and confidence building activities, allows individuals to be considered for paid employment.
Although primarily focused on training delivery, Active Plus veterans play a key role in liaising with customers, working with partner organisations and course administration and planning. Opportunities exist for personal development as well as an increase in overall well-being, which combined meet the aim of preparing WIS veterans for employment in the wider job market.
Active Plus is a pro-active ‘stage-two’ recovery organisation who recognise and utilise individual strengths rather than focusing on weaknesses. Employees and clients alike are encouraged to maximise their potential through self-awareness, motivation and ownership of their futures.