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Sam's success

A young man from Ulverston has described how the Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) project has completely changed his outlook on life and working.Sam Huck, 23, has a diagnosis of autism and also has a long-term medical condition.He described how this sometimes made him struggle with the routine demands of life and how...
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Lina Funds her Purpose

A woman from Barrow-in-Furness says the Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work project (BBO GCtW) has helped her find a purpose and put a road map in place to achieve her career goals. Lina Harb Tyson said she had felt 'a bit lost' after moving to the United Kingdom from Lebanon and having a new baby. But BBO GCtW had offered her inv...
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Your Weekly Quiz!!

Well everyone, I really know how to start your week on a high. Here is the quiz to send you running towards that goal and at great speed 😊 Good luck and as the saying goes 'keeeeeeeeeep quizzing'. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=gUJrO8lbmU-AXDk4f3htLaM2DMexuUJLk3eKGlRL0LdUQzhCSDZSQTlRNkJFMkVHMjY0QkU4MTkyTC4u
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Lina's story

A woman from Barrow-in-Furness says the Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work project (BBO GCtW) has helped her find a purpose and put a road map in place to achieve her career goals.Lina Harb Tyson said she had felt 'a bit lost' after moving to the United Kingdom from Lebanon and having a new baby. But BBO GCtW had offered her inva...
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There is still time to book for the online Jobs Fair

There is still time to book for an online jobs fair in Cumbria this month. "The fair, on Wednesday 21 October 2020, is free for anyone to take part in," said Ms Williams, CEO of Cadas and lead organiser of this event on behalf of the Building Better Opportunities: Getting Cumbria to Work project (BBO GCtW).. The BBO GCtW project supports people in ...
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Online Job Fair for Barrow and South Lakeland

A jobs fair in Cumbria next month is particularly important in the wake of redundancies and economic uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. That's the message from Leigh Williams, who is organising the online event on behalf of The Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) project. "The fair, on Wednesday 21 October 202...
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Jobs fair even more important in wake of economic uncertainty caused by pandemic

A jobs fair in Cumbria next month is particularly important in the wake of redundancies and economic uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. That's the message from Leigh Williams, who is organising the online event on behalf of The Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) project. "The fair, on Wednesday 21 October 202...
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A BBO GCtW Case Study

A South Lakes woman who said she used to lack confidence and would not have been able to complete an online application in the past was able to secure a permanent part-time job, thanks to help from the Building Better Opportunities GettingCumbria to Work project.  Victoria, who has had historic mental health and self-harm issues as well as an ...
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Cumbria Training business playing its part to support BBO GCtW

A South Cumbria training business is playing its part to help people facing multiple and complex barriers to move towards employment.Skills Shop Limited has been running courses for participants in The Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) project, which supports people in the Barrow and South Lakes area aged 18 and above...
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Transport Quiz

Hi everyone, here is the link for the weekly quiz.  Test your knowledge on transport.  Good luck Click here to access the quiz link:
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Weekly Quiz

I'm sure you've all been waiting with baited breath for the weekly quiz and the chance to test your knowledge.  The topic this week is the human body, I know I learnt a few new facts when compiling the quiz.  Good luck everyone. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=gUJrO8lbmU-AXDk4f3htLaM2DMexuUJLk3eKGlRL0LdUNUxKRzNKMU...
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Let's Eat Activity

Let's Eat has been a huge success, providing ingredients for a healthy meal on a budget enabling BBO GCtW participants to take part in an activity at home with their family. We have fed 49 individuals weekly throughout the pandemic lock down.  There has been some tasty looking dishes provided and the good news is that it's now e...
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The Weekly Quiz - the 1980s

This weeks wonderful quiz looks at events in the 1980's. If your not a child of the 80's have a go anyways - you may learn a little - it's just a bit of fun. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=gUJrO8lbmU-AXDk4f3htLaM2DMexuUJLk3eKGlRL0LdUOTRJTk9PSlBZU1pLV09EQzgwTUoyRkZNMC4u
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Weekly Quiz

Why not test your knowledge with our weekly quiz. Its just a biot of fun and you may learn something - I know I did!! Enjoy and hope you can beat 35%:https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=gUJrO8lbmU-AXDk4f3htLaM2DMexuUJLk3eKGlRL0LdUNlJFVDBHWTM4TVgyRjExWkE4WjRIRk9YNC4u 31 
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A quite way to start the day?

The BBO GCtW project is pleased to be able to offer particpants a range of activities throughout each week. If you want to join any or all of these sessions, please either contact your local key worker or the BBO GCTW admin officer for joining details (Zoom code and/or links). WHy not start nice and easy today with some yoga Tuesday - 10 minute wri...
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Fast and furious today?

The BBO GCtW project is pleased to be able to offer particpants a range of activities throughout each week. If you want to join any or all of these sessions, please either contact your local key worker or the BBO GCTW admin officer for joining details (Zoom code and/or links). Hope you enjoyed yoga yesterday - today is the day to burn some energy w...
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It helped me believe in myself

A South Lakes woman who said she used to lack confidence and would not have been able to complete an online application in the past was able to secure a permanent part-time job, thanks to help from the Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work project. Victoria, who has had historic mental health and self-harm issues as well as an eatin...
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It helped me believe in myself

A South Lakes woman who said she used to lack confidence and would not have been able to complete an online application in the past was able to secure a permanent part-time job, thanks to help from the Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work project. Victoria, who has had historic mental health and self-harm issues as well as an eatin...
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Let's Eat!!

Special packs containing healthy food ingredients and recipe cards are being delivered free of charge each week to around 20 households in the Furness area. The aim of the Let's Eat activity is to encourage people to eat healthily, try new recipes and cook on a budget and to boost their health and well-being - all helping to increase confidence, wh...
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Lifeskills for Teenagers

This booklet has been designed to help teenagers learn about themselves and gain life skills to channel their motivations to get what they want. It's intended to get them thinking about what they'd like to do and start to plan how to get there. There are also lots of resources to inspire and encourage.It's hard being a young person sometimes and ev...
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