We are members of the BBO (Building Better Opportunities) programme operating across the south of the county and our principal sector of work is around people with learning and other associated disabilities.

‚ÄčThe Evolve programme, made up of 14 Partner organisations aims to support a variety of projects across the Lichfield, Cannock, Tamworth and East Staffs areas.  The projects will support participants with multiple barriers to regain their confidence and move closer to the jobs market.

This project is funded by Big Lottery Fund and the European Union through European Social Fund

Find out more about Evolve on their website: https://www.stepstowork.co.uk/evolve

Evolve can support anyone who is:

  • 18 years and over

  • Unemployed (cannot be in part time work or on 0 hours contract)

  • Economically Inactive (including those not working who are claiming benefits)

  • Has complex needs/multiple barriers which are impacting on  being able to enter paid employment

  • Requires support to  fully and independently engage in existing services

  • Living in Lichfield, Burntwood, Tamworth and Cannock


Each partner under Evolve offers their own services, and if one partner is not able to offer what you want, you can easily switch between partners until you find the service most helpful to your personal journey to gain independance.

Here at COGS we offer many activities and services if you are a hands on type of person, aiming to work outdoors learning skills in gardening and woodwork. Below are the services we can offer our participants:

  • Gardening Skills

  • Woodwork Skills

  • Cooking and Independant Living Skills

  • Travel Training

  • Confidence and Motivation

  • One-To-One Mentoring

  • Information, Advice and Guidance

  • CV and Job Application Support

  • Job Search Support

  • Practical Skills