BBO Steps 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 Community Fund and the European Social Fund to run the project for three years, alongside 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 Community Fund and the European Social Fund to run the project for three years alongside partner organisations across East Staffordshire. Home BRIDGES Evolve Blog Case Studies Our Funders Sign Up Our Delivery Partners BBO A Crafty Business Venture for Zoe and Leanne “We are both so grateful to Access to Business and the Bridges team for all the support and help they have given us. We couldn’t have done it without Bridges, it’s as simple as that really” Zoe and Leanne came to the Bridges project with Access to Business as a couple who had experienced a number of issues in the past that had proved a barrier to them moving forward. They wanted to work together doing something that they both enjoyed which was `crafting`. They had not worked in a number of years and lacked the knowledge and confidence to achieve their self-employment goal. Access to Business was able to establish a suitable programme of support with Zoe and Leanne which gave them a route to achieving their dream. They benefitted greatly from the support they received which included 1-1 self-employment workshops, each guiding them towards the self-autonomy they longed for. We wish their business 'Rain Bows Printz' all the very best for a prosperous future! The delighted couple is pictured above with Keith from the successful Access to Business BRIDGES Team.