Cheers to Volunteers

A showcase to recognise the incredible work that takes place in Cumbria by the all amazing volunteers  #supportcumbria #volunteeringcumbria #thankyouvolunteers Cheers to Volunteers A film to give thanks for the fantastic work taking place in Cumbria https://youtu.be/aQnRUERkBnY

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Ann builds a brighter future

Our BBO GCtW colleague Ann tells the story of how she became involved with the project, from enrolling as a participant to progressing and securing employment. File Name: BBO-GCtW-Case-study-Ann-Williams File Size: 444 kb Download File

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Building Better Opportunities: Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) Project Film

BBO GCtW Project Film The BBO GCtW partnership created a film during 2020 to celebrate all of the wonderful work the project undertakes with the participants and showcase our successes.https://youtu.be/2qMsVNNREjo

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Specialist support for refugees, migrants and people from diverse backgrounds helps participants to overcome barriers

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Communications and Marketing boosts profile of the BBO GCtW Project

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Faten plans her next steps

A Syrian refugee who has now settled in Barrow has described how grateful she is to the Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) project for the help it has given to her. Read her full story here:  File Name: Faten-Almregawe-case-study File Size: 431 kb Download File

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Joanne builds a better life !

A woman whose life hit rock bottom due to her alcoholism says the Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) project has helped her to build a better life and future. Read how she found support through The Well and went on undertake training which has improved her self confidence and employability.  File Name: J...

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Eddie's change of career

A Kendal man who was made redundant and was struggling to find another job has praised the Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) project for changing his life. Eddie said he would recommend the BBO GCtW project to anyone who was long-term unemployed - read his story and find out why. File Name: Edward-Wilkinson-Case-study...

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Rachel builds better opportunities

Walney woman has described how the Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work project has helped her better understand herself and feel more positive and confident.  In summer 2020 she was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Read her story and find out how BBO GCtW helped her ...

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Great News!! BBO GCtW receives Emergency Extension Funding

Good News! Good news is always welcomed and especially so as we approach the end of this tough, challenging and difficult year! As lead partner on the Building Better Opportunities; Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) project, here at Cumbria CVS we are pleased to share that the European Social Fund (ESF) and the National Lottery Community Fund (TNL...

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An opportunity to develop

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Programme helps increases confidence

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Job Search

Our BBO GCtW participants have worked successfully to reduce and overcome barriers and complex personal difficulties to achieve their goals and aspirations. Thanks to bespoke person-centre support delivered by Key Workers participants have secured employment, placements on training courses and are more adept at searching for jobs using a range of s...

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The benefits of training for BBO GCtW participants

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Our participants - households

Our BBO GCtW project participants live in Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal and across the South Lakes. Many of whom of experience complex personal difficulties and barriers including social isolation, addiction, poor mental and physical health and domestic abuse. To date (September 2020), we have supported 44 participants from single parent households.

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Improved confidence

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Our participants - basis skills

Our BBO GCtW project participants live in Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal and across the South Lakes. Many of whom of experience complex personal difficulties and barriers including social isolation, addiction, poor mental and physical health and domestic abuse. Support has been provided to a range of people facing challenges including over 87 people who...

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Helping shape the future

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Our BBO particpants - age range

Our BBO GCtW project participants live in Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal and across the South Lakes. Many of whom of experience complex personal difficulties and barriers including social isolation, addiction, poor mental and physical health and domestic abuse. To date (September 2020), we have worked with people from a wide range of age groups includin...

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How BBO GCtW can work for you

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