Dedicated help to those aged 25 and over to overcome barriers to getting employment, education or training.
'Building Better Opportunities' is a personalised programme that supports people aged 25 and over to overcome barriers to getting employment, education or training.
Some people know what they want to do to make positive changes, but it isn’t always easy to know how to change things that aren’t working well. Often it can be about having more confidence and motivation. This is where the Building Better Opportunities programme helps.
The programme is delivered by the council’s employment education and skills team and is personalised to an individual’s needs.
To be eligible to receive this support you need to be:
You can still take part even if you are claiming benefits. The programme is completely voluntary.
You will get the chance to work with a dedicated personal adviser and/or keyworker, depending on the level of support that you need. Your adviser/key worker will meet with you at a local setting, convenient to you, and can offer help with the following kind of things:
All of the support is confidential.
You will meet with an adviser at a venue that is local and convenient for you. This might be at a local café, adult learning centre, community centre, library or anywhere that is easy for you to get to and somewhere where you feel comfortable talking.
The programme is free to you if you are out of work or not in paid employment.
If you would like to apply to join the Building Better Opportunities programme, or you would like some more information to see if it’s right for you, please get in touch:
Tel: (01482) 887670
This programme is funded through the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.