Tim (*all names have been changed) was referred to the Building Bridges programme as he was very anxious about getting a job and didn’t feel able to go out and look for one as he hadn’t left his home much recently.
Andy, a development worker with Building Bridges, met with him in his back garden (to make sure everyone was safe due to Covid) and spoke to him about the support Building Bridges could offer. Andy then encouraged Tim to take a walk with him. Tim and Andy have been meeting regularly now and he feels confident enough to meet Andy at a local café and a nearby Council Hub building.
In overcoming some of his anxieties and building confidence, Tim is improving his chances of finding work. There is still a long way to go but this is one example of the support Building Bridges provides to help you overcome the barriers you may have in accessing work or education.
If you, or someone you know would benefit from support from the team visit the Building Bridges website