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 The Beacon Centre for the Blind helps Geoff find a Purpose “Being involved in Beacon Centres Bridges Programme has given me a huge boost in confidence along with a renewed purpose in life. Through Bridges I am meeting new people with similar issues and feel that I am not only developing my own skills and ability but also helping others” Geoff was our first fully signed up Bridges participant back in October 2016. Geoff came to us at a low point in his life having previously been self-employed and fiercely independent, after a number of various life events and the deterioration in his sight Geoff had hit rock bottom and was in need of support & guidance. Since signing up for Bridges Geoff has been involved in a number of bridges activities such as completing weekly touch typing sessions, taken part in a team building day which included heading up a Dragons Den team and he is about to take part in a get into cooking course. Geoff is now beginning to get back some of the confidence and motivation he had lost and is now starting to plan for his future with a possible relocation on the horizon. Through his Bridges involvement Geoff is also now a registered volunteer with Beacon Centre after learning more about the services we provide for visually impaired people, he is involved with our link line project making weekly phone calls to those isolated in the community.