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 Bridges Helps Patricia Gain Food Hygiene Qualification “The Bridges project has helped me to gain a new qualification, boost my confidence and make new friends. I would highly recommend the Bridges project to anyone who needs support” In April 2018, Patricia joined the BBO Bridges project at Steps to Work. Patricia required support with enhancing her skill set and increasing her confidence to progress forward. A Project Officer arranged one to one appointments on a weekly basis for Patricia. Within the sessions, new goals were designed for Patricia to help her gain new qualifications and build her confidence. In addition to the one to one appointments, Patricia attended group activity sessions which involved arts and crafts activities. These sessions were a great way for her to meet new people, increase in confidence and improve her overall wellbeing. Patricia volunteers at her local church, working within the kitchen where she is responsible for preparing the food for occasions and events. In order for Patricia to keep her voluntary position, she required a Level 2 Food Safety qualification. Patricia’s Project Officer sourced a local training provider where Patricia went on to attend a two-day training course. She passed the course with flying colours and is extremely happy that she can continue to work within the Church kitchen! The Bridges project has supported Patricia in many ways, helping her to gain a new qualification, meet new people and, most importantly, grow in confidence.