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General overview

Stage of development: Implementation

Policy sector: Homelessness

Date outcomes contract signed: Jul 2019

Start date of service provision: Nov 2019

Anticipated completion date: Nov 2026

Capital raised (minimum): GBP 725k (USD 925.27k)

Max potential outcome payment: GBP 2.74m

Service users: 113 individuals


Individual support to assist adults with mental health issues to live independently in the community

Target population

Adults within Sheffield who have mental health issues and are currently living in 24/7 residential care.



  • United Kingdom

Service delivery locations

  • Sheffield City Council

Involved organisations

Configuration of contracting parties:

  • Intermediated contract with payments made through SPV (owned by investor)

Commissioners/outcome payers

Service Providers


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Outcome metrics

  • Metric 1: Engagement onto the Promoting Independence (PI) programme. Individual engages and completes well-being plan and recovery star. (This metric was introduced from April 2022 onwards).
  • Metric 2: Individual exits from residential care and moves into individual supported accommodation in the community.
  • Metric 3: Individual sustains their tenancy in the community for a period of 6 months
  • Metric 4: Individuals sustains tenancy for up to 12 months
  • Metric 5: Individual sustains tenancy for up to 18 months (this metric was introduced from April 2022 onwards)


Promoting independence started delivering services in November 2019 and will finish in November 2026. Data was last updated in December 2023. These are interim results.

Outcome achievements

Overall target is based on the high case scenario defined in the Life Chances Fund Final Award Offer or Variation Agreements.

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Outcome payments

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SyROCCo reports

The following articles are taken from the Systematic Review of Outcomes Contracts Collaboration (SyROCCo) Machine Learning tool.

The tool is a collaboration between the Government Outcomes Lab and machine learning experts from the University of Warwick, that allows you to navigate and explore data extracted from nearly 2000 academic and grey literature publications related to outcomes-based contracting.

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