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 path to better well-being “Being introduced to the Bridges project has been beneficial to my well-being. I have learnt the basics of vegetable production in the Grow to Work Sessions and can now use a computer to search for work” Paul’s last employment was in 1991 after he became a full time carer for his elderly father, continuing 20 years. Unfortunately when his father passed away Paul became homeless and remained "sleeping rough" for 7 months. Paul was helped with somewhere to live and started on his journey to re-build his life. Referred to Ideal for All by Smethwick Job Centre Plus at the beginning of the year, Paul was looking for a way to feel more confident and find his way back to employment. Paul was very quiet initially but he attended regularly and his confidence grew using the computer to Job Search and mixing with the other attendees. Paul was supported to visit Salop Drive Market Garden and decided to take part in the Grow for Work sessions. He has been involved in growing vegetables and grounds maintenance, supporting his health and well-being. He has also attended IT training with the Ron Davies Centre and was presented with a Learner Award. Paul is making great progress on his journey and it is rewarding for us to be supporting him along the way.