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 Road Back to Me' “I have taken my first steps, and I feel free Thank you BBO Evolve” When I joined the BBO Evolve Programme through Tamworth Cornerstone Housing Association. I felt unsure and not ready to trust others, due to being in a very violent relationship for 3 years. With this I gained a large amount of weight and was introduced to drugs (cannabis) through my ex-partner.I personally wanted to join to break the cycle I found myself in, to gain my confidence and self-worth to start to engaging with others and learning to trust again.I went to a confidence building session with Cornerstone, and met others there with different back grounds, but we all had one thing in common no self-worth or confidence. But over time I’m gaining my confidence, I have also obtained a new CV and cover letter for future training or job.My biggest personal achievement is going into town with my Life Skills Worker, and another tenant in the middle of the day and sitting outside for coffee. I informed them that I have lost 3 stone in weight and hope to carry on losing the weight and no longer dependant on drugs namely (cannabis).