Building Better Opportunities

This project will provide pre-employment support within Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin for people aged 19 and over who are not in work. It focuses on those who are furthest from the labour market, helping them engage in activity to move towards and into employment and is funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Fund.

Through the Doorway to Healthy Living will be delivering a variety of courses to over 100 people as part of this programme, all with the aim of improving people's health and well-being. We have three themes:


Exercise is a fantastic way to improve physical fitness and to help manage any excess weight, but it is also very beneficial for stress reduction and lifting low mood. We have experienced tutors who can offer Yoga, Pilates, Tai chi, Dance (a variety of sorts) and Keep Fit or for those who can't stand for long, chair-based exercise such as Extend or chair-based Yoga.

To see what exercise courses are currently available please click here


Our cookery courses focus on preparing healthy food on a budget. They are very hands-on, with the emphasis on learning a variety of cookery skills, and also include information and advice on basic food hygiene, understanding food labels, food groups and portion control. The recipes used and techniques taught can be adapted to suit individuals' abilities, likes and dislikes.

To see what cookery courses are currently available click here

Be Good to Yourself Health and Well-being

Our health and well-being Be Good to Yourself courses aim to give people a chance to relax through a little bit of “me time” and learning about ways to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Each course is designed around the needs and interests of the people attending but can include:

  • skin, nail, hair care and personal grooming
  • seated yoga
  • breathing for relaxation and other relaxation techniques
  • advice about adopting a healthier lifestyle
  • complementary therapies
  • head and shoulder and hand massage 

To see what courses are currently available click here

For further information please call, text or email: 

07528 700492

Building Better Opportunities - Funding will support projects in England that tackle poverty and promote social inclusion.  It is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund