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Specialist support for refugees, migrants and people from diverse backgrounds helps participants to overcome barriers

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Communications and Marketing boosts profile of the BBO GCtW Project

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Great News!! BBO GCtW receives Emergency Extension Funding

Good News! Good news is always welcomed and especially so as we approach the end of this tough, challenging and difficult year! As lead partner on the Building Better Opportunities; Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) project, here at Cumbria CVS we are pleased to share that the European Social Fund (ESF) and the National Lottery Community Fund (TNL...
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Rachel builds better opportunities

Walney woman has described how the Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work project has helped her better understand herself and feel more positive and confident.  In summer 2020 she was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Read her story and find out how BBO GCtW helped her ...
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Eddie's change of career

A Kendal man who was made redundant and was struggling to find another job has praised the Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) project for changing his life. Eddie said he would recommend the BBO GCtW project to anyone who was long-term unemployed - read his story and find out why. File Name: Edward-Wilkinson-Case-study...
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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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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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An opportunity to develop

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Programme helps increases confidence

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Helping to create a different life

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The benefits of training for BBO GCtW participants

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