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 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. Home BRIDGES Evolve Blog Case Studies Our Funders Sign Up Our Delivery Partners BBO Bridges helps Carole find purpose “It was really convenient for the Bridges partner to travel to me so that I could get some help. They were kind and understanding and kept me positive about the situation I was in” Carole joined the Bridges programme in January 2017. She had been attending the Jobcentre and her work coach suggested she take some support.Carole has limited sight and her deteriorating health was a big concern to her. She also considered her age (over 50) to be a barrier to potential employers.She was starting to think she would never work again and Bridges provided regular 1 - 1 confidence building sessions for almost a year.Carole started volunteering in a charity shop one day a week and really enjoyed talking to the other volunteers.With the support of a second Bridges partner Carole managed to get some extra money towards her heating and water bills.After giving a good interview Carole was offered a part-time cleaning job just down the road from her flat.She is enjoying having some purpose and structure back in her life.