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 Tenacious Tanisha is a big hit at work! Tanisha joined the Bridges programme with Manor Farm in 2018 following a return to the UK from a period of livingabroad. Although highly qualified in her field as a teacher, she had a few knocks which had dented her confidence and lowered her self-esteem. She met Terri Fryer on the Bridges project who noticed something really special about her quest for employment. Terri said, ‘I think it was her empathy and approach towards others - as well as a bubbly personality just awaiting to be unleashed! She really did bring the best out in others, even though for herself she found it a difficult time.’ Considering how best to utilise her undeniable qualities, she offered Tanisha a volunteer placement supporting Work Station activities. Her confidence soon grew, and she became an indispensable asset to the team. Manor Farm advertised a new role and Tanisha applied. With all the knowledge and experience she had gained as a volunteer with the team and a tenacious desire to work, she flew through the interview and is now an employed Work Station Work Coach! Her sparkling personality is effervescent, and the participants love it! She has now become an accredited Mental Health First Aider following numerous referrals that required extended knowledge to provide appropriate support. We admire your tenacity Tanisha … and what an inspiration you are to others!