Building Bridges

Helping people overcome their barriers to education and employment across Swindon and Wiltshire.

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Important Notice

We’re really sorry, but due to very high levels of demand Building Bridges is currently having to operate a waiting list for referrals and it may take us 4-6 weeks to be able to match you with one of our partner key workers.

Please continue to register your interest with us and we will respond as soon as we possibly can.

Find out More

Find out more about the Building Bridges programme, who it is for and how it could help you make a real change in your life.

Take Part

Register to take part in the Building Bridges programme, or tell us about someone who could benefit from the help and support on offer.


Find out how employers in Swindon and Wiltshire can support the Building Bridges programme and how we can support you.

Our Funding

The Building Bridges programme is jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.


Find out more about the Building Bridges programme, what is on offer and who can take part in our informative brochure.

The Building Bridges Programme

The Building Bridges programme supports people across Swindon and Wiltshire who are facing significant challenges in being able to develop their skills, access education or move towards the world of work. Taking part in the programme is entirely voluntary and all of our advice and support is offered free of charge.

The programme is a partnership of local organisations who are experts at supporting people and giving them the skills and confidence they need to move forward. We work with people on a one-to-one basis to help them address the challenges and barriers they are facing and develop a personalised plan to help them achieve their goals at a pace they are comfortable with.

Each participant will have someone who works with them as a mentor, helping them to access support from across the partnership. These mentors can also work with family members, carers, key workers or other people supporting you if you give us permission – it is entirely up to you.

We understand that there are many different factors which affect whether people feel ready to take the next step forwards – this is why we also offer specialist help and support in a number of areas including developing physical and mental wellbeing, accessing debt and financial advice and help with issues such as transport and childcare.

The programme is jointly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund. You can find out more about our funding and our programme partners on this website.

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Latest News

Building Bridges Programme Update: June 2017

Building Bridges Programme Update: June 2017

It has been almost 8 months since the launch of the Building Bridges programme in Swindon and Wiltshire and we wanted to take some time to reflect on what we have already achieved by working together. The Building Bridges programme is an ambitious partnership of 40...

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