Alleviating poverty, bringing hope

Building Better Opportunities (BBO) is an employment support programme in the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership Area.

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund, this programme supports unemployed or economically inactive participants to overcome barriers and move into, or closer to, paid employment, education or training.

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, specifically language, and adults aged 50+ experiencing long term unemployment.

Our programmes provide 1:1 support and mentoring and tailored employability training by qualified tutors. We focus on moving people closer to work combined with, where appropriate, specific vocational training in our social enterprise where candidates learn new skills relevant to the areas in which they are seeking work.