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 Success for Mr Sandhu! “I’m so happy I joined up to the project at the citizens advice, Claire and Laura are helping me to learn, I am very grateful because both of them are very patient. God has given them this talent because he knew they are good at heart and I can’t thank them enough” Mr Sandhu came to us after being made redundant from his previous job. At 62 years old Mr Sandhu thought that his prospects of getting another job were slim, he thought that due to his age, lack of computer skills and up to date qualifications, there were no jobs out there and that no one would want to employ him! Although he was very confident in his field of employment, Mr Sandhu lacked confidence and motivation to look for jobs mainly due to his lack of IT skills, in his own words Mr Sandhu stated that “I can’t even turn a computer on!" Before joining the project and after a month of unsuccessfully looking for work via word of mouth, the job centre and newspapers, Mr Sandu signed up to the Citizens Advice Wolverhampton BRIDGES project for IT help and support and to get him using computers so he could look for jobs online and update his basic computer skills so he could look and feel more employable. With one to one support and confidence building offered by Citizens Advice BRIDGES Support Team Mr Sandhu was able to independently search for jobs online, attach files to Job appli-cations, send and receive emails. This alone improved his con-fidence tremendously and he became a lot more positive about his outlook and job prospects. Due to this new found skill, Mr Sandhu has searched and applied for many jobs online independently, in which he has received several interviews and has now been offered a temporary job at a factory near to his home.