Building Better Opportunities

Albion in the Community has teamed up with a network of seven other local charities led by Aspire Sussex to deliver two projects, Working Together for Work and Local Learning Perspectives.

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The BBO project is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

Working Together for Work

This project aims to support families as a whole with multiple complex barriers to work, to develop their skills, capabilities, talents and resilience. The goal is to support more adults and young people into employment or training by providing an increased focus on employment through skills for work and employment opportunities.

As well as providing services to help the adults in the family become work ready, the AITC staff also help their children’s learning and ambitions. This is achieved by working closely with other services and agencies engaging with families; to provide a wrap-around support on a one to one basis and at family level, by delivering courses where parents/carers and children are involved in learning together.

Of the participants that this project is helping we have already seen 6% moving into either education, employment or job search. This is alongside an increase in participant’s improved family quality life feeling less socially isolated and enjoying improved self-confidence.

Local Learning Perspectives

This project aims to promote and increase social inclusion through supporting individuals in the community while developing their basic and social skills. AITC staff guide and support each participant in their path to overcome the challenges and barriers that prevent them from moving forward.

The activities delivered through this project include:

  • Learning programmes in the community;
  • Training, learning support and qualifications for members of local communities seeking employment or looking to become more ‘employment ready’;
  • Additional support to improve chances of job entry;
  • Additional support to improve chances of entry into education/training.

Participants on this project are also reporting an increase in confidence and feeling less isolated with 12% moving into either employment, education or job search.

For more information on the BBO project call 01273 878260 or email: info@albioninthecommunity.org.uk.