FREE 1:1 Mentoring

Helping you identify your barriers, overcome them, and focus on moving forward!

Our Programme

A brand new programme offering face-to-face, 1:1 mentoring to those not currently in work in Paignton, Torquay, and Brixham. We help you pinpoint and overcome your barriers. Our wraparound care can assist you with an array of support, guiding you to always Focus Forward!

1:1 Mentoring in:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Finance and Housing
  • Skills and Education
  • Employment

Customers can also access free data, a digital device, talk therapies, health and wellbeing techniques, and tools like printed CVs to take away with them. 

Our Services

This extensive programme offers the following to those eligible

Community Involvement

We have substantial links within the local Torbay community. Offering advice, guidance and signposting on events, volunteering and local support groups.

Skills & Education

Advice and guidance on your skillset and where to go to get help with adult education.

Digital Skills

We can offer assistance in setting up and using your digital device. We can also offer free data and a device to those in need.

Health and Wellbeing

We offer expert tailored support to meet your needs, whether it be mindfulness techniques, fitness, healthy eating or accessing local support groups, CBT or talking therapies.

Housing Support

On hand advice and guidance to get you back on your feet and moving forward. Including financial, housing and independent skills. Assess your financial entitlements.


Support with work experience, ethics, self confidence, self presentation, CV's, cover letters, job searching, skill matching, and interview techniques. Including an introduction to employment portfolio, access to work and employer adjustments.

Maths & English

Improve your Maths and English with our Multiply programme.

Financial independence

Expert help with budgeting, bills, IDs and bank accounts as well as understanding your own finances. Assess your financial entitlements.


To be eligible to apply for the Focus Forward you must be between the ages of 25 - 64, live in Torbay and not currently in work or training. *You may also be in receipt of one of the following Universal Credit (UC). If you are not currently in work or training, please get in touch and we can help determine your eligibility.

This list is not exhaustive

Fully Funded

This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Torquay Town Deal and Economic Development Budget.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK, investing in communities and places, supporting local businesses, people and skills. For more information, visit