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Bitesize learning

From Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. We'll also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer. The website already currently contains a range of learning opportunities for people over 16 years of age including functional, core ...
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Learning opportunities available

There are now many different online resources and websites to support learning (and training). We look forward to sharing a variety of options over the next few days and weeks and it would be really good to know which ones work best for you - do get in touch and let your Key Workers know. We look forward to supporting you.
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Getting Active

According to NHS advice, adults should do some physical activity every day. Any type of activity is good for you. The more you do the better (although currently you may be alittle restricted due to COVID19) however many of these activites can be undertaken at home. Adults should (where possible):aim to be physically active every day. Any activity i...
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Join the Body Coach online

The Body Coach TV is the home of Joe Wicks' workouts. He has hundreds of free workouts for all fitness levels. These fun workouts can be done at home with no equipment.  Why not have a look - these are FREE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
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Craft Yourself Silly

The Sewing Directory website contains lots of interesting and useful options for being creative - many of the are FREE - including: Bag MakingPatchwork QuiltingUpcycling PorjectsDress MakingXmas Projects (its never too early to start)many more For further details visit: https://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/free-projects/ 
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COVID19 NHS Advice - stay at home

For the latest advice form the NHS visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. You should only leave the house for very limited purposes: shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as in...
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Latest Government advice on COVID19

 To keep up-to-date on the latest Government advice relating to COVID19, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Just a reminder of the current advice: Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do Stay at home Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home) If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) aw...
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Supporting good mental health

Young Minds - an organisation that is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. Their mission is to "make sure that all young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life's difficulties." For further information and/or support, visit: www...
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New Resources

In the coming days and weeks, the BBO GCtW team will be uploading a range of resources which we hope will be useful to all participants. These resources may be mainly in the form of website links  -  we hope to also provide some videos on our You Tube channel in the near future - and will cover a broad range of subject areas including men...
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Partners praise CVS response to Covid 19

Most of the partners have been overwhelmed by the support provided by the Cumbria CVS BBO GCtW team to help them respond appropriately to the recent covid-19 outbreak. Cumbria CVS have developed a number of valuable resources which have been provided to the project partners which have assisted their response to the crisis - both organisationally an...
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Coronavirus changes delivery for BBO GCtW project

The current covid-19 pandemic has forced the BBO GCtW partnership to review their methods of working and to introduce new measures to ensure the safety of both staff and participants. Since the outbreak of covid 19 the team have made every effort to safeguard the health of all staff, including key workers, and all particpants as follows: no face to...
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New: Job Search Support available

​The BBO GCtW team have arranged a series of sessions to support participants to further investigate job search as an option during their time on the programme. Weekly sessions will now be available for all particpants from 9.30am - 12.30pm and will take place at Project John Ltd, The Hub, Cavendish Street, Barrow in Furness, LA14 1SE. The sessions...
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Celebrating Success

​ The Building Better Opportunities: Getting Cumbria to Work: Barrow and South Lakeland (BBO GCtW) project is looking forward to celebrating the success of some of its participants next week. The project, which has now been running for over two years, supports and works with individuals who are facing multiple and complex barriers to employment and...
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New Lead Key Worker joins the team

Paula Johnson, new Lead Key worker for the BBO GCtW project formally started her role on 12 September and is already making a difference to the project. Her role as Key Worker within Women's Community Matters has prepared her well for this key role. Further updates to follow.
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Job Fair a roaring success!

The BBO GCtW Job Fair held at the Nan Tait Centre on Wednesday 11 September 2019 was a roaring success!  Over 50 people attended and met with the 13 employers, training organisations and local partners in attendance and providing information, advice and support. They also used this opportunity to show case their opport...
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Job Fair attracting wide range of organisations

The Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) "Job Fair" which will take place on Wednesday 11 September at the Nan Tait Centre in Barrow from 10.30am - 12.30pm has already attracted a wide range of local organisations including employers. To date, 15 organisations have signed up to att...
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BBO GCtW appoints new Lead Key Worker

We'd like to welcome Paula Johnson to Cumbria CVS as the new Lead Key Worker for the the Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) project. Paula will be working alongside Nat and the rest of the team to deliver this exciting project in Barrow and South Lakeland working with five project partners: The Well, Women's Commu...
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Job Fair

As part of the BBO GCtW project, a Job Fair will take place on Wednesday 11 September 2019 from 10.30am – 12.30pm at the Nan Tait Centre, Abbey Road, Barrow. The aim of this event is to provide people with the opportunity to learn more about "employment" opportunities in the south of the county – whether that be a work placement, a volunteering opp...
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New Project Manager takes the reigns

We'd like to welcome Natalia "Nat" Wealleans-Turner to Cumbria CVS as the new Project Manager for the Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) project. Nat will be working with the whole team at Cumbria CVS, including Alison Barnes (Lead Key Worker) towards the successful delivery of the project in Barrow and South Lake...
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Let's Get Together

On 11 June and 9 July, the newly established BBO GCtW Get Togethers will be hosting Ann Grant, a local poet and writer, who will be leading writing workshops for our participants. The aim is to use short writing exercises to build up confidence in using language in a creative way and sharing completed tasks with others in a safe supportive env...
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