BBOSteps to Work are the lead organisation on two Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Projects which aim to help people overcome their barriers and reach their individual goals with expert help and guidance. If you would like to speak to us about either of these projects, you can call us on 01922 627555 or view our list of partner organisations here to find out who you can speak to about accessing the project. The BRIDGES Project Steps to Work are the lead organisation on the BRIDGES project, which covers the Black Country area offering support for people to overcome their barriers no matter and move closer to the job market. Steps to Work has received over £10.5 million from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund to run the project for three years, alongside 29 partner organisations across the Black Country. EVOLVE Steps to Work are the lead organisation on the Evolve project, which offers the same support to participants in East Staffordshire. It covers Cannock, East Staffordshire, Lichfield and Tamworth. The project has received over £3 million from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund to run the project for three years alongside 18 partner organisations across East Staffordshire. HomeBRIDGESEvolveBlogCase StudiesOur FundersSign UpOur Delivery Partners BBO A Bright Future Ahead for Caren “I have learnt how to talk at Interviews and present myself in a positive way” Caren is a 59 year old qualified Solicitor specialising in Family and Immigration Law. She has had a desire to work again for over 6 months, following a very difficult period in her life but was unable to make a step forward. After initial support meetings including coaching, it was evident that Caren experiences extremely low self esteem and confidence. As a result, this has impacted her life and her ability to work for some time. She joined the project to increase her confidence and job search more effectively. Over the past few weeks she has attended two interviews and is likely to secure a further two meetings in the coming weeks. Attending interviews has really boosted her confidence although at times she battles with her self esteem. Caren is feeling more positive about her future career, she also feels more engaged and less isolated. She feels supported and connected by the help she receives from Gloucester Street Community Centre.