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 Bowling for Bridges “It’s been over 14 years since I sat round a table to have a meal with others, I’d never been bowling before – only seen it being played in films. I was nervous before I came, but everyone was really friendly and made me feel comfortable. I’d love to have another go at bowling – perhaps once I have found a job I will be able to go.” On December 5th 2017, a group of participants from the Steps to Work Bridges Project attended a Team Building, Communication and Social Skills event at the Tenpin Bowling followed by a delicious three course meal at the Castle Gate Hungry Horse, Dudley. Prior to the event, participants engaged in activities which included planning a journey using public transport, fun quiz and planning for a mock event. Many of the participants had not been bowling before, despite this – there were plenty of strikes and spares being scored! Some of the participants in attendance are socially isolated, spending the Christmas period on their own. For one participant in particular it had been over 14 years since they had sat down with others to have a meal. Nearly all of the participants stated that they had enjoyed meeting new people at the event. A great day was had by all, including the Project Officers!