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 Confidence in full bloom with help from Ideal for All “It’s very welcoming and supportive you know. I like coming with the others, doing a bit of work, and everyone is great. Can’t fault it....when’s the next course?" Margaret attends Ideal for All Grow for Work Programme, regularly volunteering in admin roles and at Malthouse Gardens. Margaret is sometimes shy and can feel lonely at home. However she is always striving to find ways to meet new people, feel less isolated and increase her skill base. She is a keen reader and has a good eye for detail Margaret shows commitment and diligence in her work. She would be an asset to any organisation and the staff are working closely with Margaret to progress her into the world of work, using this experience as a 'stepping stone'. Margaret enjoys attending the gardening sessions and particularly enjoys seed sowing, potting up and learning about aspects of advanced horticultural techniques. She appreciates the accessibility of the sites, taking part in table top gardening without the need to bend, and giving her the opportunity for 'focused' work which she revels in. Moving forward Margaret is working closely with staff to attend both accredited and non-accredited training, and working with our employment specialist to look at further external opportunities.