BBO Community Matters


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BBO Community Matters

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

Community 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.

Community Matters is managed by the Heart of England Community Foundation in partnership with 22 local organisations across the Black Country

Summit House is one of those partners. We will be working alongside the following partners to deliver the project; Access to Business, Age UK Walsall, Ashley Community Housing Ltd, Bilston Resource Centre, Black Country Housing Group, Dudley Caribbean and Friends Association, Groundwork West Midlands, Ideal for All, Just Straight Talk, Kids in Communication, Manor Farm Community Association, Refugee and Migrant Centre, SEWA CentreLtd, SWEDA, TLC College, Walsall Adult and Community College, Walsall Housing Group, WELL Associates, Workers Educational Association (WEA) and Zebra Access.

Summit House Support will be delivering the following activities;

Support to those with long term medical conditions who face barriers to work
Support to people living with and affected by HIV
Helping those in recovery from drugs and alcohol
Assisting LGBTQ people who have had a negative experience of work

For more information on the Community Matters Programme either email or call us

Martin, Pam and Claire work on the Community Matters Programme and are happy to meet up with you and explain what is on offer. All services are free to access.

Meet The Team

Pam - Service Delivery Team Leader

Pam Holloway- BBO Project Worker

Claire - Receptionist

Claire Smith- BBO Administrator

Martin Hogg

Martin Hogg- BBO Team Leader

For more information on the wider programme contact communitymatters(at)
or visit