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BBO Bridges Case Study: Believing in yourself

Riley* joined the BBO Bridges at the end of 2021 and she has been on the project for a couple of months, during that time she gained a lot of confidence, and secured employment! Below, you can read her story in her words and learn more about her journey with us:

I have been with BBO Bridges Project for around 8 months, and I have enjoyed every second of it. Sophie has been very supportive and patient. She has increased my confidence immensely and helped me get a job which before would have never seemed possible. I genuinely did not even know I was able to do the job I have now secured before meeting her and the BBO Bridges Team.

I remember having been feeling discouraged and having really low self-esteem. Still, throughout our weekly/fortnightly appointments, Sophie created a CV for me and I felt my confidence increasing to the level of me being able to apply for jobs, attend interviews and in the end manage to secure employment.

I have to say that I am feeling fantastic at the moment! Sophie has been such a good listener and very good at understanding my needs and the type of work I was looking for. Moreover, she has been very supportive and approachable, and she has always answered all my questions and has been absolutely fantastic.

If I would ever find myself unemployed, I know that the right step to take is turning to BBO Bridges for that extra bit of help and support. This has been an amazing journey and from the bottom of my heart – thank you!

Bridges is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund. For more information about the project, please visit stepstowork.co.uk/bridges or contact us on 01922 627555.

*Due to confidentiality, the name of the participant has been changed.