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Building Better Opportunities 

Building Better Opportunities is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

  • What is Minding the Gap?
    Realise Futures is part of 'Minding the Gap' a partnership of local organisations led by Community Action Suffolk. We provide a range of free activities across Suffolk to support young people to gain confidence, experience and new skills to enter or prepare you for the world of work.
  • Who can we help?
    • People aged 15 and at risk of NEET
    • People aged 16-24
    • People not in employment, education or training
  • Which areas of West Suffolk do we cover?

    We cover Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Haverhill and villages in between.

    If you are unsure if we cover your area, just get in touch!

  • What support do we offer?

    We offer one to one tailored support through:

    • The creation of CVs, covering letters and help to complete job applications
    • Help to find courses and training when needed
    • Help with finding volunteering placements, work placements and paid employment
  • What else can we help with?

    Along with our partners we can offer a variety of activities bespoke to you including:

    • Environmental and conservation activities
    • Personal development
    • One to one coaching and mentoring support
  • How long can you be supported by us?
    The Minding the Gap programme is funded through to September 2019. The length of time you can be supported by us will be determined by your needs.
  • Who are our team?

    Engagement Coordinator

    Sue Choules - Susan.Choules@realisefutures.org or call 01473 242500.

    Employment Advisors

    Paula Cocksedge - Paula.Cocksedge@realisefutures.org or call 01473 242500

    Eloise Warren - Eloise.Warren@realisefutures.org or call 01473 242500​

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