Building Better Opportunities

Alongside partners from across the Sheffield City Region (SCR) we’ve been given £2.7 million of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund to support adults from across the region to find employment through our Building Better Opportunities – SCR programme.

Over the next two years Building Better Opportunities SCR will work alongside people with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and other complex needs.

Support on offer

Building Better Opportunities

Help us to build better opportunities

Working alongside major employers in the region, the programme will see trained therapists and employment specialists provide expert advice and support to those who are furthest away from employment.

Anyone who receives support from the programme can access a range of courses that are designed to boost their confidence and job skills. All of these sessions will be run alongside people who have experienced being unemployed themselves.

Participants can also access a range of other services, such as digital inclusion sessions and physical activity. Customers will also be able to claim travel expenses and childcare costs, as well access to benefits and debt advice.

Are you an employer?

Building Better Opportunities will match skilled candidates to vacancies and provide on-the-job training free of charge. We also offer employers health and disability awareness training, as well as advice on promoting health and wellbeing in their existing workforce.

If you’re interested in finding out more email bbo@syha.co.uk

Have you been, or supported someone who has been unemployed?

We’re looking for people who have successfully overcome their own barriers, to employment. This might be overcoming health conditions, disabilities, periods of homelessness or issues with substance abuse.

If you are an employer who has a track record of employing people with health conditions we’d love to hear from you.

We want you to share your successes as a peer ambassadors for the service, promoting the benefits of work on your health and wellbeing, and helping to mentor others.

Volunteer with us

If you’re already in work and want to help others overcome barriers to employment we’d love it if you could share you experiences with our customers. We’re looking for Peer Ambassadors and Peer Researchers who are managing a health condition, or living with a disability, to volunteer with our team and help people find and sustain employment.

The roles are based in Barnsley, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, and are completely flexible around your existing commitments.

Building Better Opportunities

If you would like to find out more about working with, or volunteering on the programme, give us a call on 0114 2900 286 or email bbo@syha.co.uk