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 Community Fund and the European Social Fund to run the project for three years, alongside 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 Community Fund and the European Social Fund to run the project for three years alongside partner organisations across East Staffordshire. Home BRIDGES Evolve Blog Case Studies Our Funders Sign Up Our Delivery Partners BBO Self Employment Success “I would not have been able to become self-employed if it hadn’t been for the support of Access to Business and the BRIDGES team” Monica joined the BRIDGES programme at Access to Business after being made redundant from her job working in the Care sector, which she had been involved in for over 26 years. She had a number of personal issues, little confidence and no previous experience of self-employment. Access to Business was able to establish a suitable flexible programme of support with Monica which provided her with a route for her to achieve her goal of self-employment. Monica benefitted greatly from the support she received from the BRIDGES programme which included self-employment workshops and Information, Advice and Guidance Sessions on a 1-1 basis. These enabled her to combine her previous qualifications and experience together with the knowledge and understanding she needed to produce a robust business plan. It is truly wonderful to see Monica happy and excited and in control of what we all at Access to Business are sure will be a very bright future for her and her family!