Building Better Opportunities


Are you hoping to get a job or get back to work but are not sure where to start or what to do?

Do you want to improve your wellbeing but are not sure how? Then we can help!


We can help you feel better about yourself and improve your confidence; we can provide support to help you improve your skills and/or get new ones; try new activities and gain experiences – all helping you towards getting (back) into work.

If you are currently not working; are over 18 years of age; and live in Barrow or South Lakeland, then we could provide you with FREE advice and support.

Help available includes one to one or group support; mentoring; training; work experience; volunteering and much more. Contact us and see what we can offer you!

For more information please contact:

Mark Murphy:

Ged Pickersgill:

The Well Communities, 242-244 Dalton Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1PN

Tel: 01229-829832

About Building Better Opportunities: Getting Cumbria to Work

Building Better Opportunities: Getting Cumbria to Work: Barrow and South Lakeland is one of three projects in Cumbria being jointly funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund.

It seeks to provide support and work with individuals who are facing multiple and complex barriers to employment and who are furthest removed from the labour market. It will help them to move towards and into employment by supporting them to play a greater, more productive role in their communities, demonstrate increased skills and confidence and be much more likely to consider employment or volunteering as a viable prospect.

The project will deliver three particular strands of support focused around:

Mental Health: providing support to individuals who experience mental health issues – including a joined up response with the range of agencies who already work with such participants.

Financial Inclusion: supporting people to overcome financial and digital barriers to employment by providing financial and money management advice to enable participants to manage their money better and make it go further.

Working with the Social Enterprise Sector and wider Third Sector: providing work experience and employment opportunities for participants within social enterprises.