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 Positive lifestyle changes for Mark “When I spoke to the specialists at Good Hope Hospital, they were really happy with my progress and were keen for me to continue with the programme.” Mark engaged with the Fit for Work BRIDGES programme following previously failed treatment interventions. As Mark suffers with Lower Back Pain and Shoulder pain, he was willing to try an alternative treatment option. Mark regularly attends a hydrotherapy session at Bloxwich Active Living Centre and since January, he has noticed evident improvements in his range of motion, pain tolerance and his confidence. He has improved his functional ability and is now able to perform activities of daily living with ease. He is now more confident in returning to work and has recently been referred to WHG, where he is actively looking for work and completing his CSCS qualification. In addition, Mark also receives support from Diane, our Healthy Lifestyle Officer. Diane has assisted and educated Mark in relation to his nutritional patterns. Mark is now more knowledgeable in relation to his diet and again, since this intervention has made vast improvements. Mark’s overall body weight, BMI and body fat % has all decreased, whilst his muscle mass % and hydration has improved. Mark feels that through the BRIDGES Project, he is making positive lifestyle changes and he is now more confident about the future.