Aspire Sussex is lead partner on two Building Better Opportunities (BBO) projects. We work alongside five local charities to deliver ‘Working Together for Work’ and ‘Local Learning Perspectives’ projects for an extended period until July 2021. The delivery will support people across Sussex, Surrey and Croydon. The BBO project is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.
Aspire Sussex delivers on this project under the ‘All About Me ‘project – click here for information.
Our partners are:
o Albion in the Community – https://www.albioninthecommunity.org.uk/
o My Sisters’ House CIC – https://www.mysistershouse.info/
o Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA) – http://www.sussexcommunity.org.uk/
o Surrey Care Trust – http://www.surreycaretrust.co.uk/wp/
o WEA – Workers’ Educational Association – https://www.wea.org.uk/southern
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.
To date the project has supported over 280 individuals in the community and we have already seen 25% of these 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. Our partners will guide and support each participant in their path to overcome the challenges and barriers that prevent them from moving forward.
To date we have supported 253 individuals in the community through this project. Participants are also reporting an increase in confidence and feeling less isolated with 25% moving into either employment, education or job search.”