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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 who are furthest removed from the labour market. It aims to help them to move towards and into employment by supporting them to play a greater, more productive role in their communities, demonstrate increased skills and confidence and be much more likely to consider employment or volunteering as a viable prospect. It is funded by the European Social Fund and National Lottery Community Fund and is led by Cumbria CVS and the project is inviting all BBO GCtW participants who have completed the programme to join them for afternoon tea next week, Wednesday 22 January 2020, at the Forum to celebrate their involvement in the programme. i

Lead Key Worker, Paula Johnson says

" Building Better Opportunities, Getting Cumbria to Work is such a fantastic project. Alongside our partner organisations, we have worked with a large number of participants to help them to develop and achieve their goals. The flexibility of this project allows our partners to adapt to our participants needs and guide and support them too. We are very pleased to invite BBO GCtW participants to join us for afternoon tea to celebrate their success, use this opportunity to reflect on their achievements and share their experiences and learning with others. We look forward to seeing them all again".

To date over 310 participants from the Barrow and South Lakes areas have successfully engaged with this project and have made moves towards improving their employment prospects with 63 actually progressing directly into employment – which is fantastic! However, the success of the project is not only measured by the achievement of actual results such as getting a job, or moving into education and training, but also through the personal progress made as part of their individual journeys. The type and level of progress recorded (increased confidence, improved social skills, improved mental health, moving into recovery, etc) is something that the whole BBO GCtW project team are very proud of and it is this that will be highlighted at the celebration event next week, where BBO GCtW participants will receive a Certificate of Success – to recognise their individual achievements – and will have the opportunity to network and share their experiences with other participants. The celebration will take place at the Forum in Barrow next Wednesday (22 January 2020) 12.30pm – 2.30pm.

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