Hertfordshire Building Better Opportunities (BBO)

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Who we are

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We're proud partners of the Building Better Opportunities project.

It aims to tackle the root causes of poverty and unemployment. For example physical or mental health issues, homelessness, addiction and more. We're funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund. There are two strands to the service - STRIVE in Hertfordshire and Herts YOUTH FUTURES.

Contact us

If you or anyone you know would benefit from the project, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07713080851. If you'd like to ask us any questions, please do phone us.

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STRIVE in Hertfordshire focuses on offering support and transition routes in volunteering and employment in Hertfordshire. We provide tailored support to your interests and needs, helping you move into sustainable employment volunteering or education.

Key eligibility: 

  • 19+ Registered unemployed
  • Economically inactive
  • Have the right to work in the U.K (proof required)
  • This programme is only available to Hertfordshire residents.
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Herts YOUTH FUTURES will support young people furthest from the workplace to improve employability and enter training or work. Youth Futures mentors will guide you through the many learning and skills opportunities available through this project helping you move towards gaining work experience placements, volunteering opportunities, apprenticeships, employment and or self-employment. Available if you live in Hertfordshire, are aged 15-19 years (up to 21 for care leavers, up to 25 for young people with disabilities) and are not in employment, education or training.

Key eligibility:

  • Aged 15-19 (under 21 care leaver or under 25 young people with disabilities
  • Registered unemployed or economically inactive
  • Have the right to work in the U.K. (proof required)
  • This programme is only available to Hertfordshire residents. 
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"Thank you for all your support and belief in me. Meeting and working with you has been life-changing"