Personal & Social Development For Unemployed People

Our award winning programmes help people get their lives back on track!

Regenda Group wins TPAS award!

PDP extends its congratulations to Regenda, a housing association who enlisted the help of PDP to design an apprentice programme for its 10th anniversary.


The Regenda Community Apprentices recently recieved an award for excellence in youth involvement, making them one of the national winners of this prestigious award for 2014.

The award recognises excellence in engaging young tenants, using specific and tailored approaches to successfully involve younger people. Such opportunities for youth involvement may need to be flexible, innovative, dynamic and relevant to be engaging and produce results. Involving young people shows a high level of perserverance and commiment.

The judges were looking specifically for projects or initiatives which involve young people to effect positive changes within a community. This includes breaking down barriers, providing a valuable insight into the experiences of young tenants and promoting cross generational working and understanding.

 A Recent Employability Project – how personal development supports people back into work!!!

PDP recently worked in Cumbria alongside the careers support service Inspira and the nuclear decommissioning company Sellafield Ltd.

We worked with 60 unemployed people from the local area and together provided a holistic approach to helping them gain employment at Sellafield in different fields of work. PDP focused on the character and leadership development of the participants, which supported them to feel better prepared for the employability skills and experience development that subsequently Inspira provided in the shape of CV writing, interview skills etc . The programme was a great success with over a third of the group being identified as meeting Sellafield’s entry requirements and will now be matched against specific jobs.

Sellafield are looking to repeat the process again in the near future.

A quote from Daniel Carter – Business Development Manager Inspira

The PDP input was: dynamic, motivational and powerfully different to standard interventions.  It  galvanised the participants, boosted their personal confidence and brought them together as a team, helping them to recognise their own skills and potential in the workplace.   All the participants found this a valuable, enjoyable and memorable part of the programme.

Quotes from some of the participants:

  • This was the best part of the course as it made me face fears that I hadn’t faced before and were holding me back
  • Given the chance to have a go in the role of leader in a risk and consequence free environment.  Built confidence. Good way of integrating groups.
  • I enjoyed working with others and think it is a good addition to the course.  A lot of people do find it difficult dealing with other people and everyone came away with something new.

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