Positive Directions


The Growth Company is a not for profit organisation dedicated to economic development, inward investment, skills, employment and enterprise. The Growth Company offers a programme called Positive Directions which works across a range of areas to help people get back on their feet; whether they’ve been unemployed for a long time, are on benefits or are recovering from health issues or some form of substance abuse.


We are working with unemployed people across St Helens delivering
1-2-1 support that gives them the skills they need to get into work.

It’s not just about training and qualifications, but looking at the bigger picture to ensure that people have the confidence, motivation and the resilience needed to get and keep a job. And ultimately, to progress in that job.

Positive Directions will make sure that you have the right support and can develop the right skills to give you the best possible chance of getting a job and building a career.

It’s about much more than that though, we will:

* Give you one-to-one personalised support through a named key worker

* Help with your health and wellbeing

* Support you to build your confidence, motivation and resilience

* Ensure you can learn and develop a range of useful skills through CV creation, work placements and more

How to Access

You can refer yourself onto our programme by just giving us a call and speaking to one of our friendly key workers who can give you more information. Alternatively you may be referred by a partner organisations who you may already be working with for example your local Job Centre, Housing Office, Community Centre etc