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Building Better Opportunities - Towards Work

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The Towards Work project is part of the national Building Better Opportunities programme - jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund. It is being delivered throughout the D2N2 (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire) area by a partnership of local organisations specialising in supporting people into work.

We aim to support with those vital first steps towards overcoming their barriers to work and gaining employment by providing a personalised service.


The programme is aimed at:

  • People who are out of work or economically inactive
  • People aged over 50
  • Young people not in education, employment or training
  • Women returning to work or who have never worked

If you know someone who you think may be eligible, please email or ring Julie on 07985 555 067.

What We Offer

One-to-one advice and mentoring

A Work Coach spends time with each person helping them to address and resolve their complex issues, and to talk about what's preventing them from getting a job. The Coach will provide personalised advice and support.

Links to other support

We will help people to access other services that could help them - for example a personal budget, specialist training in healthy living, money matters, housing or employability.

Personal Budget

Each person will be able to apply for things that will help them tackle their barriers to moving forward. They can spend it on things like travel costs, training, equipment or clothes.

Access to work and training

We have links with a wide range of local employers who can offer people training, work placements, volunteering or help to secure a job. A Job Broker will help people to secure job and work placement opportunities.

About Building Better Opportunities

Towards Work is part of Building Better Opportunities, a national programme combining support from the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund. The partnership across Nottingham and Derbyshire is led by Groundwork Greater Nottingham.

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