Alleviating poverty, bringing hope

Building better opportunities is an Employment Support Programme in the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership Area. This programme is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

We work with some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged people in our society, and specifically in relation to the BBO project with those experiencing barriers to finding work. Through our award winning Welfare Centre and Academy this project seeks to work with migrants experiencing multiple barriers to work and specifically language.

Our programme provides 1:1 support and mentoring and tailored employment language training by qualified ESOL tutors focused on moving people closer to work, this is combined, where appropriate, with specific vocational training in our social enterprise where candidates learn new skills and English language relevant to the vocational areas in which they are seeking work.

Programme aim
The purpose of the BBO Programme is to support unemployed or economically inactive participants to overcome barriers and move into, or closer to, paid employment or education and training.