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Evaluation of Towards Work BBO Programme – Groundwork
In January 2017 ERS was commissioned to lead the evaluation of the three-year Towards Work Programme, one of three strands of the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Programme operating across the D2N2 LEP area. The Towards Work Programme is led by Groundwork Greater Nottingham and is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) and the European Social Fund (ESF).
The programme aims to support 2,500 unemployed or economically inactive people experiencing social exclusion and poverty who need help to, overcome barriers, take control, learn new skills and move into employment (or education and training). The intervention aims to support those who are disengaged and furthest away from employment, augmenting mainstream provision to unemployed people from the Department for Work & Pensions across the D2N2 area.