The Building Bridges programme remains open and our teams are working hard to support people during the current Coronavirus outbreak.
Although we have had to suspend many of our group activities at the moment and some individual meetings have also been affected, we have implemented our contingency plans to enable us to continue supporting as many people as possible – please bear with us, however, if things take a little longer than normal!
We recognise that this is a challenging time for everyone and our teams are working to help people cope with the uncertainties and challenges they are facing. We are keen to continue to support you keeping motivated moving forward towards achieving your goals.
If you are already a participant and have any questions or concerns, please speak to your key worker or call us in the lead team on the number below and we will help. If you would prefer not to meet your key worker face to face at the moment, we fully understand and they can look at supporting you by phone or email.
We are still welcoming referrals to the programme, so if we can help please refer as normal through this website or call us on the number below.
Please don’t worry about contacting us if you have any questions or concerns,
Building Bridges Programme Manager
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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.
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.
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.
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