Kirklees Better Outcomes Partnership (KBOP) was developed in 2019 to provide support to enable independent living and prevent homelessness by delivering better outcomes for individuals across Kirklees. The strengths of the KBOP partnership are their scale of delivery, shared expertise and participant focused approach. Commissioned by Kirklees Council with support from the Life Chances Fund, KBOP is a consortium of eight local organisations, each with expert levels of knowledge and experience across housing, homelessness prevention, domestic abuse, substance misuse, offending and mental health. Support Workers employ a holistic and strengths-based approach to ensure the individual leads their support, providing the space for independent decision making and shared ownership of interventions and actions. By listening, empowering and enabling individuals across Kirklees to achieve their unique ambitions, they support outcomes encompassing well-being, accommodation, employment and education
The cohort will be people over the age of 16 who have vulnerabilities and support needs that may impact on their ability to live independently and who may, without support, be at increased risk of homelessness due to their disabilities, vulnerabilities, issues or lifestyle factors that increase this risk. They are, for example, people who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or with a history of repeat homelessness, offenders, people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, those that abuse substances, those at risk of domestic abuse, care leavers or young people at risk including young parents, refugees.
Service delivery locations
Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council
Configuration of contracting parties:
Outcome payer holds contract with KBOP (Kirklees Better Outcomes Partnership) which is led by the investor
KBOP started delivering services in September 2019 and will finish in September 2024. Data was last updated in March 2023. These are interim results.
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The graph above shows interim results for the project’s outcome achievements. Each bar represents a key participant outcome or metrics. Each metric is detailed above the graph (under the ‘Outcome metrics’ section of this page). Users can hover over the bars to access data on the expectations and achievements for that particular metric. Labels at the top of the bar represent the overall expectations for specific metrics, for the entire life of the project. The coloured section of the bar represents the project’s achievements so far.
Each bar takes the unit of analysis of the metric (if the metric is measured in number of individuals, the bar graph is representing individuals achieving that metric. If the metric is measured in weeks, the bar graph is representing weeks).
A note on targets (or expectations): the graph above shows the latest targets for the project. These targets are based on the best-case scenario expectations for every project. These targets may be different from the targets set at the start, as projects adapt to unexpected challenges or changes in circumstances. In addition, these targets could also work as a ‘cap’ for payments. We offer these parameters as a reference on outcome achievement projections. If projects are under implementation, they are not expected to have achieved any of these targets yet.
The intermediary organisation's interpretation of this figure:
'KBOP has several outcomes measures to allow individuals to achieve in their own personal ways. The high-level metrics in the chart were selected because they encompass subsets of lower-level indicators that are commonly achieved and felt to be key indicators of participant growth and sustainable change. Employment and learning is not a priority for all participants. Some individuals choose to focus on other aspects of their well-being, for example trauma recovery and mental health, or on community engagement and volunteering opportunities. For other participants, employment and learning outcomes become a priority later in their KBOP journey, after their well-being and confidence have increased.
With support, KBOP participants have achieved these key outcomes at a higher than expected rate up to March 2023. Providing support for participants in employment and learning was given increased importance part way through the programme, resulting in more participants entering and maintaining work and work focused training from 2022 onwards.
Further information about KBOP, including participant case studies, are available on the KBOP and Go Lab websites.'
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The graph above shows interim outcome payment results. The x-axis displays the years since the start date of the project to the anticipated completion date. The y-axis represents the value of the payments for outcomes realised by participants in the programme. The aim of this graph is to enable users to compare the initial expectations of the project against the actual value of the outcomes that were achieved.
The dotted lines represent the different plans that projects had at different moments- labelled as ‘Plans’ in the key. The data for these dotted lines (or single dotted line) comes from the outcome payment profiles that projects shared with the commissioners and their values represent expectations according to 'best-case scenarios' (if projects achieved as many outcomes as possible). There are different dotted lines as projects can renegotiate their payment plans as they face changes that affect delivery (such as the COVID pandemic) or adjust their expectations during the life of the project. Each dotted line is made of a set of points. Each point represents a quarter. Users can hover over those points and access data on the expectations for that quarter.
The solid line shows the outcome payments that the project already claimed and received- labelled as ‘Actual’ in the key. Squared points on the 'Actual' line indicate that the payment for that quarter was a COVID-19 medium-scenario grant. This was one of the temporary funding options offered to projects during the COVID-19 pandemic (this included activity payments based on projected medium-case performance scenarios). On the top-right corner, the ‘Plans’ and ‘Actual’ lines can be selected and deselected to change which lines appear in the graph.
A note on the representation of different payment profiles (or plans): when Life Chances Fund projects reprofile their payment plans, they use a template provided by the National Lottery Fund. When they complete data for the past quarters, some projects preferred to leave those cells blank, other preferred to repeat the previous expectations and other decided to complete those cells with data from actual payments. To avoid confusions around these different criteria, we start representing a plan from the moment when the plan is valid.
The intermediary organisation's interpretation of this figure:
'The outcome model encompasses well-being, accommodation, employment and education measures. There are outcomes for the achievement of goals and increasing payments are made for sustainment of well-being, suitable accommodation and employment. For example, there is an outcome for a supported move to a new property or the avoidance of an eviction, and then weighted outcomes for staying in the property at 3, 6, 12 and 18 months. The outcomes model changed in the first year of the programme to remove participant categorisation, reduce unnecessary complexity and to facilitate KBOP’s holistic and strength-based approach to support. During the COVID 19 pandemic, we switched to a payment for service model for a 10-month period.
The value of the outcomes achieved for KBOP are capped at £22.3million. The actual value of the participant outcomes at the end of the programme is predicted to exceed this substantially.'
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