BBO Bridges

The Building Better Opportunities Bridges project is funded by the
European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.

Building Better Opportunities

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A project that aims to help those living with sight loss find work and improve their lives has been awarded over £119,000 from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund through their Building Better Opportunities programme.

The Beacon Centre, the Black Country’s leading sight loss charity, has been awarded the funds through the Bridges Project run by Steps to Work.

It will support 100 visually impaired people over the age of 24 living in Wolverhampton to find employment and boost their social skills via targeted activities such as IT training, cookery courses, bespoke employability courses and financial workshops which will be delivered at venues across the city.

The aim is to get people living with sight loss engaged in activities to improve their work readiness and progress into education, employment or self-employment and to become economically active.

The aim of the scheme is to break down the barriers to employment by improving people’s confidence, independence and life skills, to help them throughout their working life.

To find out more about the project contact the BBO team at Beacon by calling 01902 880 111.