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 Beryl Grows for Work with Ideal for All “I don’t mind the weather, I would love to work outdoors for a living. It keeps me fit and I love coming here. The staff are nice and it helps me manage my anxiety. I am learning new things and it keeps me calm… I even got up enough confidence to join a gym!" Beryl has been taking part in our 12 week Grow for Work programme as part of the Bridges project; showing a keen interest in the project and our ‘wrap around’ health, wellbeing and employability support. As part of the programme Beryl attends sessions and workshops at our therapeutic and learning garden sites; Malthouse and Salop Drive Market Garden. Beryl joined the programme to support herself to ‘better manage’ her anxiety, poor health and wellbeing. She feels this is preventing her from getting back to work and struggles with day-to-day activities and social interaction. Attending since February 2017 Beryl started her placement at Malthouse Gardens (therapeutic centre for gardening) attending one morning per week. Her confidence has grown and she now regularly attends our larger Market Garden too, meeting new people and working alongside visitors comfortably. Although quiet initially, Beryl has embraced all activities, never complaining about the weather and completed tasks to a high standard. She is conscientious, dependable and has shown real commitment. Her confidence is growing every day and she would be an asset to any organisation or business.