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 My Return to Work after 3 Difficult Years ‘I feel alive again! I have just completed my first day at work. It didn’t seem possible six months ago- thank you BBO Bridges Team and my fellow participants at Summit House for all your help’ When I joined the BBO Bridges project at Summit House in October I had been out of work for nearly three years. I suffered a breakdown and had some complex and severe mental health and addiction issues. I joined the group to meet new people and to learn new skills. I completed first aid, food hygiene and health and safety training. I rediscovered my confidence and felt more comfortable learning new skills. I attended the weekly Directions group at Summit House where I developed a new CV and covering letter and crucially met new people and staff from all walks of life. Many had amazing stories and inspiration insights. I decided that a job in the hospitality industry would suit me well. I applied for a job online, for the first time ever, and got an interview! I was petrified. The mock interview prepared me for the interview, I was relaxed and un-phased. I GOT THE JOB!!I started yesterday and I’ll let you know how it goes.