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Joanne builds a better life !

A woman whose life hit rock bottom due to her alcoholism says the Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) project has helped her to build a better life and future. Read how she found support through The Well and went on undertake training which has improved her self confidence and employability.  File Name: J...
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Faten plans her next steps

A Syrian refugee who has now settled in Barrow has described how grateful she is to the Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) project for the help it has given to her. Read her full story here:  File Name: Faten-Almregawe-case-study File Size: 431 kb Download File
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BBO GCtW Celebration Event

Please enjoy a video version of our presentation below - slides will move automatically every few seconds:
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Weekly Quiz 30 November

Well, this started out as nutrition and then that went by the by and then forms decided to have a hissy so eventually this is the result, Food!!! Good luck everyone 😊 https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=gUJrO8lbmU-AXDk4f3htLaM2DMexuUJLk3eKGlRL0LdUMEZZOUUxRFRaSFBUSDZKS1NSRUgxSTRZVC4u Have fun 🦀🍗🍵
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Weekly Quiz

Here's another one to test your knowledge. It's becoming a bit of a challenge thinking of new subjects so if anyone has any idea's please don't hesitate to shout out. Good luck 😊 https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=gUJrO8lbmU-AXDk4f3htLaM2DMexuUJLk3eKGlRL0LdUN1ZMR0xJTFBBSkI0Q1dGMllETzk5Q0NLVS4u \ 
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Bi-monthly Newsletter

Please take a little time to read our bi-monthly newsletter and learni more about the project and how it may be able to help you. Happy reading !  File Name: Final-Sept-Oct-2020-BBO-GCtW-Newsletter File Size: 518 kb Download File
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Our participants - households

Our BBO GCtW project participants live in Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal and across the South Lakes. Many of whom of experience complex personal difficulties and barriers including social isolation, addiction, poor mental and physical health and domestic abuse. To date (September 2020), we have supported 44 participants from single parent households.
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Our participants - basis skills

Our BBO GCtW project participants live in Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal and across the South Lakes. Many of whom of experience complex personal difficulties and barriers including social isolation, addiction, poor mental and physical health and domestic abuse. Support has been provided to a range of people facing challenges including over 87 people who...
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Our BBO particpants - age range

Our BBO GCtW project participants live in Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal and across the South Lakes. Many of whom of experience complex personal difficulties and barriers including social isolation, addiction, poor mental and physical health and domestic abuse. To date (September 2020), we have worked with people from a wide range of age groups includin...
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Our BBO GCtW participants

Our BBO GCtW project participants live in Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal and across the South Lakes. Many of whom of experience complex personal difficulties and barriers including social isolation, addiction, poor mental and physical health and domestic abuse. To date (September 2020) we have worked with 191 economically inactive and/or unemployed pers...
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Our BBO GCtW Participants

Our BBO GCtW project participants live in Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal and across the South Lakes. Many of whom of experience complex personal difficulties and barriers including social isolation, addiction, poor mental and physical health and domestic abuse. To date (September 2020) we have worked with 171 men and 166 women.
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Exceeding targets

The BBO GCtW project partnership has worked hard to provide an excellent service to participants,to meet and in many cases exceed our funder targets. 
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Job Search

Our BBO GCtW participants have worked successfully to reduce and overcome barriers and complex personal difficulties to achieve their goals and aspirations. Thanks to bespoke person-centre support delivered by Key Workers participants have secured employment, placements on training courses and are more adept at searching for jobs using a range of s...
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Training and Education

Since the start of the programme, over 15% of candidates have continued into education and training!! Well done all - this will help improve curent and future prospects for all concerned. 
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Successes to date

As of September 2020, over 70 of our BBO GCtW particpants have departed the programme and gained employment! This is a fantastic achievement for all those involved - well done!! 
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I developed the confidence to start my own business

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An opportunity to develop

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Programme helps increases confidence

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A brilliant programme

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Helping to create a different life

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