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Commissioning Better Outcomes Fund- Travel Training SIB, Lambeth (HCT Group)

Social Impact Bond

Location: Lambeth, London, United Kingdom

Launch date: 2017

Duration: 36 months

Capital raised: £0.42m

Policy area: Children’s social care

Government outcomes fund: Commissioning Better Outcomes Fund (Big Lottery Fund)

Commissioners: Lambeth Council (Local government), The National Lottery Community Fund

Providers: HCT Group

Investors: Bridges Fund Management

SIB structure: Intermediated

Target population: Young people aged 11-19 with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Size of cohort: 200

Outcome evaluation method: Validated administrative data

Stage: Implementation

Intervention description

The Independent Travel Training scheme helps children with special educational needs (SEN) travel to school on public transport. 

This project offers early intervention to young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) by providing travel training, enabling them to use public transport independently, reducing their reliance on specialist door to door transport and leading to greater social inclusion. A team of trainers provides tailored support to help people build transferable skills to travel safely. They provide assessment, practical training and advice to young people, support for parents and carers and a service to the local authority and its schools. 


Completion of independent travel training course

Maintained independence of one term

Maintained independence for one year

Further information