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.

BBO Bridges case study - David

David has improved his confidence through the support offered on the BBO Bridges programmeRead 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 journeyRead 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

Tenacious Tanisha is a big hit at work!

Tanisha has been supported by the BBO Bridges project to improve her confidence and find a job she loves!Read more

Evolve helps Lee turn his life around

The Evolve project at Citizens Advice South East Staffs (CASES) has helped Lee turn his life around and overcome his barriers.Read more

Overcoming barriers with Evolve

The Evolve project at Disability Resource Centre has helped Lisa to overcome barriers and re-gain her confidence and self-esteem.Read more

Making new friends through Bridges

Through the Bridges project at Age Matters Paul has made new friends and grown in confidence.Read more

Bridges helps Carole find purpose

The Bridges project at the Change Consortium has supported Carole to feel like she has a purpose again now that she has been able to find employment.Read more