BBO Shropshire

Welcome to Building Better Opportunities

Building Better Opportunities Shropshire was launched by Landau in January 2017 to tackle unemployment and economic inactivity in over 19’s across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, a problem that affects nearly 13,000* people in the area.


Life presents many challenges and through our extensive experience of helping people with complex needs, we understand the many barriers that prevent people from engaging in meaningful employment.

In particular, the Building Better Opportunities Shropshire programme is committed to supporting people who may be over 50, homeless, have a disability, or mental health barrier, they may be restricted by their caring responsibilities or are raising a child on their own, whatever the circumstances, we can help you.

Landau can support you through a diverse range of accredited and non-accredited training courses, one to one job coaching, work experience placements and CV/Application form writing to inspire people back to work. Leading a partnership of 20 organizations Landau, through the BBO Shropshire partner network, can also help you start your own business, learn new skills like woodwork, horticulture, mechanics, get a unique opportunity to shadow seasoned health and social care professionals, try new industries through volunteering, learn about e-commerce, uprate your digital skills, help with anxiety and stress through yoga and mindfulness and teach you how to make a banquet on a budget with cooking courses and much more to get you ready for the world of work.

Building Better Opportunities Shropshire is funded European Social Fund and The National Lottery, through The National Lottery Community Fund.

*5,600 are reported to be unemployed, 7,400 are reported to be economically inactive and want to work. Source: Nomis Official Labour Market Statistics Oct 2016-Sept 2017.

Get in touch the BBO Team to discuss how we can kick-start your future today.

People into Work Every Month

Individuals Supported

People into Volunteering

People With A Mental Health Barrier or Disability

Average Years Unemployed Before Securing A Job Through BBO Shropshire

The updated Shropshire Prospectus for 2022 can be found here:

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Testimonial – Carl

“Brilliant place [Landau West Bromwich].”


Testimonial – Lesley

“Landau is the best the staff are brilliant the learners are brilliant the whole place is fantastic the place is so calm and the learners love it they always say today has been a really good day Sharon [Landau Stoke Manager] has got such a good understanding of what she wants the place to become well done Landau.”


Testimonial – Anthony (Supported Employment Participant) 

“I came here [Landau Stoke] on work experience. And honestly, it’s a fantastic place, with fantastic people. I would recommend it to anyone.”

Anthony (Supported Employment Participant) 

Testimonial – CZaynab (Study Programme Participant)

“I have really Enjoyed being at Landau. Thank you for all of your help.”

Zaynab (Study Programme Participant)

Testimonial – Clive (Supported Employment (Work Choice) Participant)

“With the support from Landau, I feel like doors have been opened and I’m now considering all available options.”

Clive (Supported Employment (Work Choice) Participant)

Testimonial – Natasha (Supported Employment (Work Choice) Participant)

“My time at Landau has really helped me, I was really scared of the thought of getting back into work. When I started Landau I was really nervous and I didn’t want to go, but I am happy I did because now, I have a job in a care home. They helped me gain confidence for my interview, everyone at Landau is really nice, they helped and supported me. I feel more confident and happy to start my job and it’s nice to know that Landau will be still supporting me whilst at work. Everyone made me comfortable and they all helped when I got nervous. Thank you so much for your help.”

Natasha (Supported Employment (Work Choice) Participant)

Testimonial – Ollie (BBO Shropshire Participant)

“The programme is very helpful, Allyson was great, my life now is good, I have a new job to look forward to and new people to meet.”

Ollie* (BBO Shropshire Participant)

Testimonial – Becky (BBO Shropshire Participant) 

“Think about how far I’ve come in a year, what could I be doing in years’ time!”

Becky* (BBO Shropshire Participant) 

Testimonial – Amy (Supported Employment (Work Choice) Participant)

“I really don’t think I’d be working now if it wasn’t for all Landau’s support and advice. I can’t thank you enough for all your help.”

Amy* (Supported Employment (Work Choice) Participant)

Testimonial – Emma (BBO Shropshire Participant)

“Before I arrived at Landau’s doorstep a few months ago, my confidence was at an all-time low. It’s with everyone’s help at Landau I have my confidence back, I look forward to what the future has in store for me now.”

Emma* (BBO Shropshire Participant)

Testimonial – Harry (BBO Shropshire Participant)

“The program was really helpful, making all the steps I needed to take a lot easier. I was supported in getting to where I wanted to be.”

Harry* (BBO Shropshire Participant)

Testimonial – Tom (BBO Shropshire Participant)

“Without Building Better Opportunities Shropshire I’d be stuffed, now I believe I can do this. I now look at what I can do rather than focus on what I can’t do. Thank you Fuse CIC and Landau for the brilliant Building Better Opportunities Shropshire Project which is tailored perfectly to meet my needs.”

Tom* (BBO Shropshire Participant)

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    Please see below map of Landau offices and Partner locations.

    blue-pin= Delivery Partners

    red-pin= Landau Sites

    Title Address Description
    Landau Telford Centre
    Landau Court, Tan Bank, Wellington, Telford TF1 1HE, UK5 Landau Court,
    Tan Bank,
    TF1 1HE

    Tel: 01952 245 015

    Landau West Bromwich Centre
    Dartmouth House, West Bromwich B70 8TQ, United KingdomDartmouth House,
    Sandwell Road,
    West Bromwich,
    B70 8TQ

    Tel: 0121 553 6730

    Landau Herefordshire Centre
    Priebe Bldg, Hereford HR4 9QL, UKLandau Herefordshire,
    Priebe Building,
    HR4 9QL

    Tel: 01432 530 041

    Landau Stoke-on-Trent Centre
    Waterside Dr, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 3NW, UKLandau Training & Enterprise Centre,
    Waterside Drive,
    ST3 3NW

    Tel: 01782 324 398

    Crowsmill Craft Centre CIC
    Coton Ln, Alveley, Bridgnorth WV15 6HF, UKCoton Lane,
    Near Bridgnorth,
    WV15 6HF

    Tel: 01746 781942

    Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
    Lower House Farm, Ledbury Rd, Hereford HR1 1UT, UK

    Lower House Farm,
    Ledbury Road,
    HR1 1UT

    Tel: 01432 356872

    Hope Support Services
    8c, Alton Business Park, Alton Rd, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5BP, UK

    Unit 8C,
    Alton Business Park,
    Alton Road,
    Ross on Wye
    HR9 7AN

    Tel: 01989 566317

    Berrows Business Centre, Bath St, Hereford HR1 2HE, UK

    Berrows Business Centre,
    Bath Street,
    HR1 2HE

    Tel: 01432 343932

    Marches Energy Agency
    The Pump House, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 2DP, UK

    The Pump House,
    SY1 2DP

    Brunel Court, Quedgeley, Gloucester GL2 2AL, UK

    C4 Brunel Court,
    GL2 2AL

    Tel: 01452 729 136

    Red Spark Learning
    Pinsley Rd, Leominster HR6 8NL, UK

    Grange Court,
    Pinsley Road,
    HR6 8NL

    Tel: 01568 737994

    South Wye Development Trust @ The Kindle Centre
    Belmont Rd, Hereford HR2 7JE, UK

    ASDA Supermarket Site,
    Belmont Road,
    HR2 7JE

    Tel: 01432 278070

    45 Venns Ln, Hereford HR1 1DT, UK

    45 Venns Lane,
    HR1 1DT

    Tel: 0330 2020 730

    Ptarmigan Building Shrewsbury Business Park, Shrewsbury SY2 6LG, United Kingdom

    Shropshire Council,
    Ptarmigan House,
    Shrewsbury Business Park,
    SY2 6LG

    Tel: 01743 276900

    Fuse CIC
    Sandford Rd, Ludlow SY8 1SX, UK

    Rockspring Community Centre,
    Sandford Road,
    SY8 1SX

    Tel: 01743 276900

    Headway Shropshire
    Allison House, Oxon Business Park, Holsworth Park, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury SY3 5HJ, United Kingdom

    Holsworth Park,
    Oxon Business Park,
    SY3 5HJ

    Tel: 01743 365271

    Home-Start Telford & Wrekin
    The Glebe Centre, Glebe St, Wellington, Telford TF1 1JP, UK

    The Glebe Centre,
    Glebe Street,
    TF1 1JP

    Tel: 01952 872280

    Hope Initiatives
    Greenwood Court Industrial Estate, Cartmel Dr, Shrewsbury SY1 3TB, UK

    Unit C3/C4/C5
    Greenwood Court Industrial Estate,
    Cartmel Drive,
    SY1 3TB

    Tel: 01743 444179

    Oswestry Community Action - QUBE
    Oswald Rd, Oswestry SY11 1RB, UK

    Oswald Road,
    SY11 1RB

    Tel: 01691 656882

    Severnside Housing
    Old Potts Way, Brassey Rd, Shrewsbury SY3 7FA, UK

    Brassey Road,
    Old Potts Way,
    SY3 7FA

    Tel: 0300 3000059

    Shropshire Housing Alliance
    1 Donnington Way, Donnington, Telford TF2 8LE, UK

    1A Parade,
    TF2 8EB

    Tel: 01952 217406

    Shropshire MIND
    Holywell St, Shrewsbury SY2 6BL, UK

    Suites 3 & 4 Observer House,
    Holywell Street,
    SY2 6B

    Tel: 01743 368647

    Shropshire Rural Community Council (RCC)
    4, The Creative Quarter, Shrewsbury Business Park, Shrewsbury SY2 6LG, United Kingdom

    4, The Creative Quarter,
    Shrewsbury Business Park,
    SY2 6LG

    Tel: 01743 237885

    Shropshire Providers Consortium SPC
    The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6LY, UK

    Room GN97,
    Abbey Foregate,
    SY2 6ND

    Tel: 01743 367758

    Small Woods Association
    Green Wood Centre, Station Rd, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DR, UK

    Green Wood Centre,
    Station Road,
    TF8 7DR

    Tel: 01952 432769

    South Shropshire Furniture Scheme
    Sandford Rd, Ludlow SY8 1SX, UK

    Rockspring Community Centre,
    Sandford Road,
    SY8 1SX

    Tel: 01584 874922

    Telford and Wrekin CVS
    The Glebe Centre, Glebe St, Wellington, Telford TF1 1JP, UK

    The Glebe Centre,
    Glebe Street,
    TF1 1JP

    Tel: 01952 567898

    Through the doorway to healthy living
    12 Stevenstone Ct, Stevenstone, Torrington EX38 7HY, UK

    12 Stevenstone Court,
    EX38 7HY

    Tel: 01805 624554

    Wem Into Work
    28-32 High St, Wem, Shrewsbury SY4 5DG, UK

    Wem Town Hall,
    High Street,
    SY4 5DG

    Tel: 01939 232299

    Whitchurch Community Services Association
    Whitchurch Community Hospital, Claypit St, Whitchurch SY13 1NT, UK

    Beechtree Community Centre,
    Claypit Street,
    SY13 1NT

    Tel: 01948 666612