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.

Without your help I don’t know where I would be today! Bridges case study

Atanas has overcome so much during his time on the Bridges project and is now looking forward to a bright future. Read more

Self Employment Success

The Bridges Project has supported Monica with her journey to self-employment. Read more

A confidence boost for Martin with Evolve

The Evolve project has helped Martin to grow in confidence and improve his speaking skills. Read more

Bridges Helps Patricia Gain Food Hygiene Qualification

Patricia needed a Level 2 Food Hygiene qualification to keep her voluntary job in her church kitchen, so Bridges helped her to get it! Read more

A Crafty Business Venture for Zoe and Leanne

The couple has been supported by the Bridges project to start their own business doing something they love after many years of unemployment. Read more

BBO Bridges case study - David

David has improved his confidence through the support offered on the BBO Bridges programme Read more

A Bright Future for Brandon

The BBO Evolve project has helped Brandon to overcome various complex barriers and improve his life. Read more

Bridges helps end homelessness for Peter

The Bridges project supported Peter to find employment again, enabling him to reduce his debt and end his struggle with homelessness. Read more

Overcoming barriers and gaining confidence with BBO Evolve

The BBO Evolve project helps people to overcome multiple and complex barriers and gain the confidence to achieve their goals. One participant tells us about her journey Read more

Volunteer of the Year achieves goal to go to college at 60!

David won the Volunteer of the Year award at the Bridges celebration event in February and is now on his way to College to learn to read and write. Read more