Building Better Opportunities

bbo grantholder logoStronger Together is a Building Better Opportunities programme for West Berkshire, funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund. It invests in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.



RVA Stronger Together logo mainReading UK is supported in its work by all the partners of the Building Better Opportunities programme, which aims to support a range of local people including the long term unemployed, ex-offenders, single parents, people with mental health problems and those with underlying health issues.




About Reading UK

Reading UK is the economic development company for the greater Reading area, and has been supporting local business growth for over 10 years.  As part of the Stronger Together partnership within Building Better Opportunities, it is Reading UK’s job to work with employers, changing perceptions of local recruitment, promoting the skills of all members of the community, and encouraging business to provide support and employment opportunities for participants.

We are also busy organising job events and training and employment opportunities for our Stronger Together partners.

Case study

Job Fair April2019The Access to Work Jobs Fair in April 2019 was a big success with over 60 delegates at the business seminar and over 230 attended the job fair.  Almost all of the 30 exhibitors – both employers and agencies - met candidates they would consider for jobs. All of the exhibitors said they would recommend the event and 95% said they had learnt lots about supported employment, with 18 signing up for the Stronger Together project beyond the jobs event.


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