Building Family Bridges is a Berkshire-wide project and is part of the Building Better Opportunities programme funded jointly by The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund. This is a proactive and supportive project to improve the prospects for families with complex needs. The project is formed of grassroots community organisations working together to remove the barriers that prevent people from engaging in learning and other pathways towards employment.
Building Family Bridges is aimed at the family unit as a whole and includes opportunities for families to have positive experiences together, build confidence and improve well-being. As the name suggests, Building Family Bridges is a ‘bridge’ to the next stage in an individual’s return to work. Each step along that bridge is manageable and achievable with the support of a Family Support Worker.