Find out how our nationally award winning No Barriers project can help you improve your health, well-being, confidence and self-esteem.

Benefit from improving your health and well-being. Develop your confidence and self-esteem and take your first step towards employment with support from our project team.

Training and support Programme

No Barriers is a lottery funded project developed in partnership with Bury Adult Learning Centre and the ADAB Centre. The project aims to develop your confidence, learning and employability through:

  • Bespoke training sessions
  • 1:1 support
  • Group project activities
  • Advice and guidance sessions
  • Progression onto Adult Skills provision at Bury College

Preparing for your future

If you are looking for support to help guide you on your professional journey the No Barriers team can help support you through 1:1 tailored support to meet your needs. The team are based across Bury in accessible centres and are there to support you in taking your next steps. They will help with confidence and provide you with access to training.

They can help you with:

  • Personal Development
  • Confidence building
  • Meeting new people
  • Learning new skills
  • Improving your existing skills
  • Sharing your knowledge and skills with others
  • Progression into employment or onto further training

Who is eligible?

The No Barriers project could be for you if you meet the following criteria:

  • Currently unemployed
  • Aged 25+
  • Live in Bury MBC*
  • Besses, Bury East, Moorside, Radcliffe, Redvales or St Mary's

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Please contact us to book your appointment on 0161 280 8559/8679 or email

Location Day Time
Attic Project (Delivered in partnership with other support providers) Tuesdays 10am - 12pm (noon) alternate weeks
Bury East Children’s Centre Tuesdays 10am - 12pm (noon) alternate weeks
Chesham Fold Community Thursdays 10am - 12pm (noon)
Radcliffe United Reformed Church Wednesdays 10am - 12pm (noon)
Prestwich Library Job Shop (Delivered by Bury Adult Learning) Friday 10am - 12pm (noon) alternate weeks
Mosses Centre – Bury Works (Delivered in partnership with other support providers) Wednesdays 10.30am – 3,30pm (alternate weeks)

News from the Project Team!

No Barriers team were delighted to accept the national Festival of Learning Project Award 2018 at the Royal Society of the Arts in London.

This award recognises exceptional commitment to supporting adults in the Bury community. The project has supported many individuals by improving their confidence and self-esteem to enable progression for their personal journey back into training and employment.

Project participant Elaine Taylor commented on the impact the programme has had on her life, “Thanks to the No Barriers programme I have had access to lots of different courses. I didn’t know what I wanted to do until I saw the different training opportunities that were available. The staff on the programme have been so helpful and friendly that I felt really at ease. I have loved every minute of my time with No Barriers.”

Thanking our volunteers

Twelve local volunteers who have been supporting the Bury College ‘No Barriers’ project were invited to attend a celebratory afternoon tea event at Bury Museum and Art Gallery.  This was an opportunity for the No Barriers team and their partners, Bury Adult Learning and the ADAB Centre, to thank them for all their commitment over the past year. The volunteers were praised for their valuable contribution to the local community and were presented with a certificate.

What our clients say….


“I was referred to the project by the Jobcentre as I was unable to work due to an injury to my shoulder.  I wasn’t sure what I needed but we discussed options and I decided I wanted support building my confidence using IT.  I feel I have now improved my skills in this area and have also started doing some volunteer work for a local wildlife charity”.

Viv, aged 65, from Bury East

“The No Barriers project has most definitely helped me, I feel like me again.  I’m back at University, which I really enjoy and I am pursuing my academic career.  I feel like I am on the right path of achieving the career I once had”. 

Adnan, aged 31, from Bury East

“After completing the construction course I progressed onto the Health and Safety course.  Then I gained some support for CSCS.  My confidence and knowledge of the industry was low before I came on the course and I feel that No Barriers has really supported me.  I have now gained employment in construction as a general labourer”.

Grant, aged 33, from Radcliffe

“Confidence building was a big first step for me, so I was supported to access some short courses.  The support I received from College and other agencies has been fantastic. I would now like to progress and hopefully be considered for a management training programme”

Anthony, aged 37, from Moorside


Please contact us to book your appointment on 0161 280 8559/8679 or email:

The Big Lottery funded project is run in partnership with Bury Adult Learning Centre and the ADAB Centre. It is designed to support people on their journey into training and employment. Our project team and volunteers aim to improve confidence and self-esteem by supporting individuals in accessible venues across the town.

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