What services do Building Better Opportunities provide? General

Building Better Opportunities in Stafford and South Staffordshire is a free programme for individuals looking to build their skills and confidence, gain new skills, get specialist financial advice and find employment. 

Our key services include: 

Employment & Training Support 

From free training courses in first aid, business admin, food safety, customer service and more to dedicated and supportive help in finding work placements and volunteering opportunities. We want to help you develop key skills, boost your confidence and sky-rocket your self esteem in a safe and welcoming environment. 

We regularly hold drop-in Work Clubs across Stafford and South Staffordshire every single week. These sessions give you the opportunity to meet with one of our advocates and get free guidance on a range of subjects including: 

You can attend all of our Work Clubs on a drop-in basis or, if you’d prefer, you can make an appointment to speak with one of our advocates by calling us on 01902 696 228. To see a list of dates, times and locations for our Work Clubs, click here

Financial Advice 

Money worries can be devastating to families and individuals. But you don’t have to struggle on alone. Our advocates will talk with you in a non-judgemental, confidential environment, to understand your current situation and provide expert help and support for your situation. 

There are many forms this help from us can take. This can include connecting you to debt relief charities or other services in the region to help reduce your outgoings, helping you draw up a budget, or supporting you in identifying and applying for benefits and welfare support you may be eligible for. 

To find out more about our financial advice services in Stafford & South Staffordshire, click here. 

Health & Wellbeing Help 

Your health matters a lot and we think that everyone should have the opportunity to live a long, happy and balanced life. For that reason, we can help you get back on track if you’ve been struggling with your physical or mental health and wellbeing. Through meeting with one of our advocates, you can benefit from a range of services including: 

  • Confidence boosting courses
  • Relaxation and mindfulness
  • Animal therapy 
  • Gym and exercise classes
  • Anxiety and mental health workshops
  • Cooking and eating well 

You can take a look at upcoming events from Building Better Opportunities here. Or, if you’d like to speak to one of our advocates about which course may be best for you, give us a call or click here to fill in our online form and request a call back. 

Personal Development 

Whatever barriers you may be facing, whatever you feel may be holding you back, we can help you become a more confident and self-assured version of yourself. Every person who comes to us is totally unique in their circumstances and experiences, which is why we help everyone who signs up to our program a come up with a personal action plan

This action plan will be drawn up between you and your assigned advocate, and together you will work to set realistic targets based on your own goals. Whether you need support in managing your anxiety, learning new skills, or improving your overall health and wellbeing – we will support you every step of the way.

Apply Now For Help & Support 

If you feel you would benefit from one, or even a few, of the services offered on our program, you can apply now through our website. When we receive your application, a member of our team will be in touch to book an initial, face-to-face appointment with you to get the ball rolling. Click here to apply now.