BRIDGES is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund to tackle poverty and social exclusion.
Steps to Work are the lead organisation for BRIDGES, which is one of the four Black Country BBO programmes, aimed at assisting people across Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton develop their skills and confidence.
Refugee and Migrant Centre Black Country and Birmingham (RMC) are one of 29 partner organisations across the Black Country with the aim of the project being to provide an individualised and broad approach to give those with multiple barriers, individually tailored support to meet their needs, and to move closer towards employment. The partnership consists of a diverse range of organisations covering a wide range of specialisms including mental and physical health issues & disabilities, Drug & Alcohol, LGBTQ, refugees & migrants along with many more.
BRIDGES can support anyone who is:
- 25 years and over
- Unemployed (cannot be in part time work or on 0 hours contract)
- Economically Inactive (including those not working who are claiming benefits)
- Has complex needs/multiple barriers which are impacting on being able to enter paid employment
- Requires support to fully and independently engage in existing services
At RMC the BRIDGES project can help you with any of the following:
- Confidence and Motivation
- One-to-One Mentoring
- Information, Advice and Guidance
- CV and Application Form Support
- Job Search Support
- ESOL classes
- PC classes
- Health and wellbeing
- Volunteering Opportunities
For more information about the Bridges Programme please contact:
Steven Bayliss –