Family Matters

The Building Better Opportunities programme is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the National Lottery Community Fund who are co-investing in local projects tackling the root causes of worklessness, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

Family Matters is one of four projects within this programme across the Black Country and will help people across Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell move into or closer to employment by developing their skills and confidence.

Family Matters is managed by the Black Country Together CIC in partnership with 16 local organisations across the Black Country.

Phase Trust is one of those partners. We will be working alongside the following partners to deliver the project; Aspiring Futures CIC, Barnardo’s, Bloxwich Community Partnership, Changing Lives, Family Action, Gazebo Theatre in Education, Gloucester Street Community Centre, Groundwork West Midlands, Lunch on the Run, Manor Farm Community Association Pre-School Learning Alliance, Sandwell Consortium, Trident Reach, Walsall Citizens Advice Bureau, University of Wolverhampton, Black Country YMCA.

Phase Trust will be delivering the following specific activities:

  • Tiered programmes of focused intentional support for Young Adults aged 16-24 who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET.

For more information about the Family Matters Programme please contact Jayne Sargeant on 0121 585 9419.

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