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Commissioning Better Outcomes Fund- West London Zone

Collective Impact Bond

Location: West London, United Kingdom

Launch date: 2017

Duration: 63 months

Policy area: Children’s social care

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

Commissioners: London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (Local government), Schools, Private philanthropy

Providers: West London Zone, (Team Up for Social Mobility Limited, Home-Start Westminster, Place2Be, London Sports Trust, The Clement James Centre, Playful Foundations, Tomorrow’s People Trust Limited, Albert & Friends Instant Circus, Action Tutoring, Beanstalk, Real Action, Fun Pact, Move LDN, Therapy & Nurture Connection, Real Action)

Investors: Bridges Fund Management

Target population: Children and young people who live in White City, London and who would benefit from additional support.

Size of cohort: 606

Outcome evaluation method: Validated administrative data

Stage: Implementation

Intervention description

This project works with local children’s centres, schools and employment agencies to support the delivery of early interventions to disadvantaged children and young people who, while not at immediate risk of intervention, may not flourish without link worker and specialist provider support. 

In West London Zone, the Link Worker works with local “anchor” organisations – schools, children’s centres and employment agencies to identify and then work with children to access additional services through local charities and providers.

Outcomes

West London Zone worked with key local stakeholders to develop an outcomes framework, which intends to show the progress a young person is making towards flourishing in all areas of their life.

The framework covers a total of eight ‘outcome areas’ across the three domains of wellbeing, learning and character. All eight are measured and monitored for school-age children, but a lower number are measured and monitored in very young children and young adults as they are not all relevant. Each of the ‘outcome areas’ has one or two measures which enable the monitoring to take place.

Initially, only three measures will be used to trigger payments:

  • Increase in school attendance
  • Improved attainment in English
  • Improvement in SDQ score

Further information about the WLZ outcomes framework is available here.

Further information