Funding to help tackle poverty and unemployment

Building Better Opportunities

BBO

Business Enterprise Support has been awarded more than £2m to help people across the south of Staffordshire to improve health, employment and training.

The Building Better Opportunities programme, which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund, has awarded £2.3m to Business Enterprise Support (BES), who will work with 17 partners across Stafford and South Staffordshire. The project, which began in January 2017, aims to help those who experience multiple barriers to work in finding a job or in being better placed to look for work.

The three year project will focus on key groups who typically find they have multiple problems to overcome in finding suitable employment

The project will tackle the barriers that prevent these groups of people from accessing support with more opportunities for education and training, improved health and well-being services, better financial help and new programmes to build people's confidence.

Support will be provided to help people build self-confidence and develop or acquire new skills in key areas where they might be experiencing difficulties.

These are: -

Work skills - gaining of key skills e.g. team working, problem solving, numeracy, IT and communication skills.

Attitudinal skills - increased levels of motivation, confidence, feelings of responsibility, levels of self-esteem and higher personal and career aspirations.

Personal skills - improved timekeeping, personal hygiene, greater levels of self-awareness, better health and fitness, greater levels of concentration and engagement.

Practical skills - ability to complete forms, ability to write a CV, improved ability to manage money and improved awareness of rights and responsibilities.

For more information call 01902 696228 or email BBOstaffs@gmail.com

Alternatively, if you would like to refer yourself or somebody else onto the programme, please complete our short Online Form.

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