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Oct25

Sea Shepherd Beach Clean

Community Connections North

Sea Shepherd Beach Clean

On Saturday the 19th October some of the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough (GCGP) team, BBO partners, friends, and family all joined together to do a beach clean at Old Hunstanton Beach, in Norfolk.

Oct23

Ying's Story

Enterprising People

Ying's Story

In July this year, Claudette Dairo, Building Better Opportunities Community Connections Advisor for Milton Keynes, delivered an informative talk about the BBO project to parents who were at the Conniburrow Children’s Centre accessing services.

Here she met Ying. 

 

Oct16

Brexit preparation – is staff training the answer?

Brexit preparation – is staff training the answer?

Brexit is a topic that has been looming over Britain for a while and has been of concern for businesses.

Could Brexit negatively impact the economy, employability and the availability of jobs roles?

Oct11

Gaps Mental Health Day - Hello Yellow

Gaps Mental Health Day - Hello Yellow

To raise awareness for mental health and well-being week the students and tutors have been taking part in lots of fun activities. Here at TCHC we work with many young people who face barriers with mental health issues, so this week was very important to showcase the support available to people facing these issues.

Oct10

Student A - "How GAPs helped me"

Student A -

Student A had a difficult up bringing, his father ended up in prision which also led to the disintergration of their relationship. 
A moved to Stowmarket, a small and rural village in Suffolk, with his Mother, Step-Father and siblings. A suffers with ADHD and stress and found it difficult to concentrate in the classroom, he also found that the medication he was using for his ADHD would make him feel “out of it” so he opted to stop his meds. 

Oct07

MyGaps, my mental health

MyGaps, my mental health

In a report earlier this year, it was stated that mental health amongst school children in England had deteriorated in the past two years, 83% of 8,600 teachers surveyed said they’d noted an increase in the number of children in their care with poor mental health.

Sep26

Skills Training for Businesses

Skills Training for Businesses

Skills training within a business, whatever size that may be, is a fantastic way to improve and maintain productivity of employees.

What are the benefits?

Sep10

Sarah's Story

Community Connections North

Sarah's Story

Sarah joined the Ferry Project after taking refuge at the night shelter. She was homeless, had no phone, no ID and therefore problems with benefits, as well as serious trust issues. 

Sep10

Alex's Story

Community Connections North

Alex's Story

Alex joined the Community Connections North programme through Papworth Trust, he had no qualifications limited work experience and had been out of work for 3 years. In coming to the BBO project he hoped to gain some more experience and find employment.

 

Sep04

Kaci - GAPS Study

Kaci - GAPS Study

From the age of nine Kaci did not attend education, because of this therefor she did not have any formal qualifications, never mind confidence or experience with meeting professionals

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