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Building Better Opportunities Programme - Beacon Vision

Beacon works with visually impaired (VI) people living in the local area who would benefit from support and training to help them return to work. Our team provides advice and support to people aged over sixteen with multiple barriers to employment.

Beacon delivers a mix of services as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme providing a tailored approach to teaching and learning which is vital to each individual participant's development and employment. This includes job clubs; bespoke training such as employability courses; CV writing; 1-to-1 sessions; group work; interview skills; preparation and confidence building; employer liaison and on-going support.

The team also supports participants to engage in more social and leisure activities leading to increased personal development, increased self-confidence and the development of wider social networks.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Mark Edwards
Contact Position
Employment Advice Officer
01543 500178
07721 973695
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Where to go

Beacon Centre
Market Place
WS11 1BU
Districts covered
East Staffordshire
Cannock Chase

As our Employment Advice Officer is fully mobile and we are able to meet you at a suitable location across Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth and East Staffordshire if you are unable to travel to our office in Cannock. This can include your home; coffee shops; libraries; or you local Job Centre Plus.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday from 9am - 16:30pm
Time of day
Session Information
1-to-1 Support
Confidence Building
CV Writing
Interview Skills
Job Search Support
Skills Development
Specialist IT Support
Training Courses

Other Details


The Building Better Opportunities Evolve project is fully funded by the National Lottery Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund.


Referral required

Additional information

To be eligible to enrol on the project, you must have been unemployed for more than six months if aged between sixteen to twenty-four, or twelve months if you are twenty-five and over and not in full time education or on a zero hours contract.

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