BBO Community Matters
Supporting long-term unemployed and disabled people break down barriers to employment
BBO Community Matters
Supporting long-term unemployed and disabled people break down barriers to employment
BBO Community Matters
Supporting long-term unemployed and disabled people break down barriers to employment
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Building Better Opportunities

Community Matters

Our Community Matters programme works with a wide network of local, regional and national delivery partners who have experience of working with vulnerable communities and improving economic and social conditions for individuals.

Community Matters

The Building Better Opportunities programme is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) who are co-investing in local projects tackling the root causes of worklessness, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

Community Matters is one of four projects within this programme across the Black Country and will help people across Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell move into or closer to employment by developing their skills and confidence.

Community Matters is managed by the Heart of England Community Foundation in partnership with local organisations across the Black Country.

Access to Business is one of those partners. We will be working alongside the following partners to deliver the project; Ideal For All, Just Straight Talk, SWEDA, TLC College and WELL Associates.

Access to Business will be delivering the following specific activities….

Improving confidence & Self Esteem
Tackling unemployment
Promoting Social Inclusion
Driving Local Job & Growth
Skills Development
Improving Economic & Social Conditions for Individuals
Volunteering & Accredited Training
Careers Advice & Job Direction
Basic IT Training

For more information about the Community Matters Programme please contact Simon Moore at simon@accesstobusiness.co.uk.

For more information about the Community Matters Programme please email communitymatters@heartofenglandcf.co.uk or visit www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk

Funding & Fulfilment

Development

Tackling Unemployment

The Building Better Opportunities programme is funded by Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) who are co-investing in local projects tackling the root causes of unemployment, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

Community Matters is one of four projects within this programme across the Black Country and will help people across Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell move into or closer to employment by developing their skills and confidence.

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Participant Success

Current A2B volunteer Jackie has attended a range of workshop and courses that have improve her confidence and abilities. 

Activities & Opportunities

Access to Business strive to deliver a wide range of services and activities on our community program to support beneficiaries furthest away from the labour market.

  • Improving Confidence & Self-Esteem
  • Pursue Volunteering & Accredited Training
  • Careers Advice & Job Direction
  • Proper Interview Etiquette & Preparation
  • CV Enhancement
  • Refining Basic IT Skills

Our Networks & Connections

COMMUNITY

Local Partnerships

Community Matters is managed by the Heart of England Community Foundation in partnership with local organisations across the Black Country. Access to Business is one of those partners. We work alongside the following to deliver the project:

Ideal For All, Just Straight Talk, SWEDA, TLC College and WELL Associates.

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Award Recipient

Valued A2B staff member Emma presents a Health @ Work certificate to a health & wellbeing beneficiary. 

Working With the Community

Accomplish

Beneficiary Support & Guidance

We are proud to be part of the Community Matters programme on the Building Better Opportunities project for the Black Country.

Each beneficiary’s progress will tracked at regular stages  to ensure they receive a tailored, bespoke pathway to meet their individual needs and their personal goals are met.

Building Better Opportunities

Participant Success Stories

The Access to Business Community Matters team work tirelessly to ensure individuals break down their barriers and reach their full potential.
Read about our most memorable participants and discover how they increased their confidence and gained new skills and opportunities.

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Jacqueline Besley

Community Matters Participant

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Balbinder Gill

Community Matters Participant

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Barbara Davidson

Community Matters Participant

Further Contact

For Further Support

For more information about the Community Matters Programme please contact Simon on 01902 572397 or email simon@access2business.co.uk

For more information about the Community Matters Programme please email communitymatters@heartofenglandcf.co.uk or visit www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk

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