Working with Sheffield City Region

Citizens Advice Sheffield will be working in partnership with Sheffield City Region on a new project called Building Better Opportunities.

Building Better Opportunities – Sheffield City Region (BBO SCR) is an integrated, person centred service for people with physical and mental health conditions, learning disabilities and complex needs.  It’s based on Individual Placement Support, a “place then train” approach that’s shown to be twice as effective as traditional approaches.

The BBO SCR partnership will support 642 adults over the next 2 years to find competitive employment and training opportunities.  BBO SCR has received £2.7 million of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

Our dedicated Advice Worker will be able to advise clients on a wide range of issues, predominately Welfare Benefits, Debt and Housing, breaking down any barriers that may prevent someone getting into work and sustaining employment.