Building Better Opportunities


We’re expanded our services to offer personalised, flexible advice and guidance to all Shropshire residents aged 19+ who are not in employment. We can help improve your opportunities, find a work placement, brush up your interview skills, prepare a CV or move into training and employment.

The project is run by our dedicated team, and you can contact them on, or TEXT on 07816510257 starting your message with BBO, followed by your name and address, and we will get back to you.

The Building Better Opportunities project brings together funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) to help tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England.  Run in conjunction with The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the project aims to provide pre-employment support within Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin for disadvantaged people aged 19 and over who are not in work.  The project will focus on those who are furthest from the labour market, helping them engage in activity to move forwards and into employment.  Through a partnership of 21 partners the project will provide access to a wide and diverse range of volunteering opportunities enabling more disadvantaged people to move into further education or training having acquired basic skills, increased confidence and motivation through personalized support that will equip them with the abilities needed to move toward and into employment.  The project will run until 2019.