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 New career for Rajwinder “I have received support throughout my time at Aspiring Futures. I am grateful that I am now employed and can show I am now financially independent.” Rajwinder Kaur is a 45 year old Indian woman who started on the BBO programme to get her closer to employment. She lives with her immediate family consisting of her husband and two young children. She is seeking employment and has very limited work experience.Rajwinder had language and skills barriers which prevented her from attaining employment however she was very motivated in improving her skill set so that she could progress. She also required an up-to-date CV and confidence in accessing other services.Rajwinder met with the project officer and the facilitator to discuss her current situation and that she needed a job to support herself financially. She discussed that she felt she lacked the skills needed in the current job market and that she wasn’t getting the adequate support anywhere else. As a result, she has attended 1-2-1 support sessions with the facilitator and support sessions.Rajwinder was then given the opportunity to apply for care work which did not require a high level of language ability. She decided to apply for this and has been successful in attaining that role.Rajwinder has now secured employment as a care worker. She plans to develop her communication skills within the workplace and take necessary training in order for her to do her job well.