Building Better Opportunities (BBO)
Building Better Opportunities programme is jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery fund to tackle the root causes of poverty, promote social inclusion, and drive local jobs and growth.
CVS represents BBO within Telford alongside 20 other partner organisations throughout Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin who aim to provide pre-employment support for disadvantaged people aged 19 and over who are not in work.
The programme will focus on those who are furthest from the labour market, and may include:
those who have been out of work for some time
those who have a physical disability or learning difficulty, or who have autism
those who lack qualifications or skills
BBO will help them engage in volunteering activity to move forwards and into employment and will provide access to volunteering opportunities enabling, by personalised support, transition into further education or training through acquiring confidence, motivation and basic skills.
Find out more about BBO