Building Better Opportunities Stafford & South Staffordshire
We support people who are unemployed to get their life back on track. Our programme is unique in that it looks at all areas of your life and supports you to overcome the barriers you’re facing in aspects of your life. We want you to be happy and healthy so that in the future you feel capable and confident enough to apply for work. Some people may not be looking for full-time work, but would like to work part-time or to do volunteering in the community. We can also support you to find volunteering opportunities or work placements to improve your skills, your CV and most importantly improve yourself.
The journey to get to that point will be different for every person and that’s what makes our programme special; we treat you as the unique individual you are, we respect that everyone’s story is different and we empower you to live your best life. We listen to you, support you and put you first.
Training & Courses
We offer a variety of training courses all free of charge to help and support you to gain the skills and confidence needed to move closer to employment. In addition, we also offer free transport from central locations to our training courses, just another way we’re helping to remove barriers to employment.
Courses available in:
- First aid
- Business Admin
- Food Safety
- Life Skills & Confidence Building
- Animal Care
- Adult Literacy & Numeracy
- How to use the Internet
- Food safety
- Manual Handling
- Health & Safety
- Customer Service
- Digital Skills
Work placements and volunteering
Volunteering is a vital part of the work we do. Through network of partners and wealth of contacts we are able to match you to valuable work placements and volunteering opportunties across Stafford and South Staffordshire to help boost your employability skills, CV and confidence.
Volunteering has a host of benefits including connecting you to others, reducing isolation, advancing your employment and career opportunities, bring fulfilment and fun to your life and allowing you to try new things in a safe and supportive environment.
The volunteering opportunities available to you are endless. Want to find out more? Call us or complete the green form at the bottom of the page.
Work Club, Work Ready
Our Work Clubs take place each week across Stafford and South Staffordshire. They’re a hive of activity where participants and advocates meet, catch-up and are able to take advantage of a range of services and support all in one place. The Building Better Opportunities Stafford & South Staffordshire Work Clubs are your one-stop-shop for FREE advice and guidance including:
- Benefits advice & support
- Budgeting skills
- Housing advice
- IT Coaching
- Career coaching and personal development plans
- Computer and internet access for job searching
- Interview techniques and employability skills
- Volunteering and work placements
- Confidence building sessions
- Access to local adult and community learning training courses
- Access to various support services
Visit a Work Club
You can drop-in to any Work Club or make an appointment by calling us on 01902 696 228.
Wombourne Library, 10am-12pm every Tuesday
Huntington Create Community , 2pm-4pm, every other Tuesday
Penkridge Hailing Dene Centre, 2.15pm-4.00pm, every other Tuesday
Codsall Council Offices, 10am-12pm, every Thursday
Perton Library, 2pm-4pm, every Thursday
Featherstone Community Centre, 10am-12pm, every Friday
Great Wyrley Harrisons Social Club, 2pm-4pm, every other Friday
Stafford Library, 10am-12pm, every Monday
Holmcroft Library, 2pm-4pm, every Monday
Rising Brook Library, 2pm-4pm, every Tuesday
Northfield Centre, 10am-12pm, every Wednesday
Stafford Library, 2pm-4pm, every Thursday
"I’ve completed training including my First Aid Certificate and I’m starting another course next week. I visit the Recovery Hub twice a week for classes that support my mental wellbeing.”
"Building Better Opportunities lets you do things at your own pace so you’re not overwhelmed. The best bit has been the help and support from everyone."
“Since joining Building Better Opportunities I’ve improved my digital skills. Using the computers was something completely new to me but now I’m confident with the computers.”