Positive Stories

Congratulations to Jim Williams who recently started full-time employment
with Amazon

jim“Hi my name is Jim and I’m 55 years old. The Positive Steps with Partners project has made me more self confident and helped me develop new skills and qualities for work. Before I started the course I was starting to feel a bit low and demotivated in the search for employment due to the lack of feedback from job applications.

The project helped me to set goals along with a life coach who helped me to really focus on my goals and get me on the right path in achieving them. The mindfulness course helped me to stay more positive and cope with stress better.

It’s unbelievable what I have gained from the project and I would highly recommend to anyone who feels they are hitting a brick wall trying to get back into work.”

Jim Williams.


Congratulations to John who was successful in gaining full-time employment
with Andrew Wright Glass in Irvine

pswp-john“Hi I’m John, I’m 26 and until now have never been in paid employment. The Positive Steps with Partners project has been a great help in building my confidence and helping me feel more confident in my own abilities. I started the project in July and by September I was in work!

The project gave me a focus helping to bring a routine and structure back into my life, part of the project is to set personal goals and my main goal was to find full time employment so it feels great knowing I have already achieved my main goal. The project helped me get this job and I am glad I decided to get involved as my life has totally been turned around for the better.


The staff at The Ayrshire Community Trust are very supportive and good at helping you look at different options that are available to you. All the guys here at Andrew Wright Glass have been great in helping me settle in and training me on the job. I love being employed and being part of such a great team”.


Del’s Story

del“Hi, I’m Del, I’m 34 years old. I was 5 months unemployed when the Positive Steps program was recommended to me. I thought it was something that would really help build my confidence and help me get back in to work. I was initially very nervous about it but the staff at The Ayrshire Community Trust and the other participants made me feel much more comfortable. Cheryl, Peter and all the other staff have been a fantastic help.

Since starting the program I have also completed the Mindfulness course – which has helped a lot with anxiety issues, gained an SQA qualification and I now volunteer with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service which I find very fulfilling. It’s a small team but they are really supportive and enthusiastic.


I have now – through the help of TACT and Positive Steps – found full time employment with Renfrewshire Council and I am excited about my new role. I also hope to continue to volunteer with Scottish Fire and Rescue if I can.

I definitely recommend the Positive Steps program as it has made a real difference to my life”.

Del Delury.