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Care Leavers Social Impact Bond (Bristol)

Social Impact Bond

Launch date: 2018

Duration: 48 months

Policy area: Youth engagement

Commissioners: North Somerset Council (Local government), Department for Education, Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council, Bath & North East Somerset Council

Providers: 1625 Independent People (23964R)

Stage: Implementation

Intervention description

The project will offer support for care leavers into education, employment or training. The service will include some co-production with young people who will also participate in governance and steering arrangements to ensure services are meaningful and impact is maximised. This will include specific interest groups and responses where appropriate, for example linking with parenting programmes and our care leaver young parents group or asylum seeking group. The programme will deliver co-located staff focussed on working with our young people and the team around them. Adjustments will be made to tailor the programme to individual and specific need, aspirations and ability. It will utilise a psychologically informed approach to support young people to overcome adversity and support the achievement of EET outcomes. Services provided through this funding award will be in addition to existing statutory and other support services for care leavers. It will work in an integrated, holistic and psychologically informed way to help more care leavers to successfully gain qualifications, complete the training and education courses of their choosing and enter/sustain employment.