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Building Better Opportunities

The Building Better Opportunities Stafford and South Staffordshire project is jointly funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund. It aims to help those with multiple disadvantages through a tailored program that will increase skills, confidence and experience to increase their chances of finding and securing employment.

More than 700 individuals will be helped during the three years that the project will run.

Support Staffordshire will support Work Club provision, volunteer brokerage and community engagement in Stafford Borough, providing a full range of Work Club support through the Borough, including establishing new Work Clubs in priority wards where they do not exist.

Support Staffordshire will also provide a coordinating role for other Work Clubs in Stafford Borough enabling the development and sharing of best practice.  Support Staffordshire will undertake associated community engagement work in targeted Wards and amongst target client groups working closely with other service delivery partners. 

Support Staffordshire will provide a volunteer brokerage service through its registered Stafford Volunteer Centre. Participants will receive advice and support in face to face meetings, taking account of their specific needs, aspirations and interests to find the best volunteer opportunity for them from a bank of opportunities.  Participants will also be provided with an opportunity to undertake an introduction to volunteering course leading to an OCN credit.