Building Better Opportunities

The 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. The programme is delivered in 38 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas according to local priorities.

The project helps those furthest away from employment gain the skills and experience they need to get into work. BBO Shropshire works with people  19+ years across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin who are experiencing multiple barriers, resulting in social exclusion. The project aims to help participants gain skills and develop confidence through intensive personalised support to equip them with the abilities needed to move forwards and into employment. It will also provide access to a wide and diverse range of volunteering opportunities, enabling more disadvantaged people to move into further education or training having acquired basic skills, increased confidence and motivation through participation in project activities.

Participants can self refer or be referred by the Job Centre or other agencies.  Contact BBO Employability Officer Deborah Spiers for more information on 01948 258220 or email