Supporting people into employment

Building Better Opportunities is an employment support programme for adults with physical and mental health conditions.

It is being led in this region by South Yorkshire Housing Association with £2.7 million of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

Building Better Opportunities SCR (Sheffield City Region) is working alongside people with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and other complex needs. .Individual  employment related  support offered by the programme includes Health and wellbeing coaching. work coaching, benefits advice and assistance with, transport and childcare.

Coaches have been working closely with colleagues here at Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust to help our service users back into employment wherever possible.

For one service user, it has led to a permanent job in a role he wanted, doing the hours he wanted – and it is the first time he has ever had a paid job. There are also opportunities for peer ambassadors to offer one to one support.

Click here to find out more about the programme.

Download the Employer leaflet here.

Download the Customer leaflet here.