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.
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People into Work Every Month
People into Volunteering
People With A Mental Health Barrier or Disability
Average Years Unemployed Before Securing A Job Through BBO Shropshire
“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.”
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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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