Building Better Opportunities Programmes in D2N2 release Year 2 evaluation reports

Posted 27.06.2019

BBO programmes have used their evaluations to highlight “what works” for the participants. All projects have increased the number of participants benefitting from the programme and that the needs of participants are often complex.

Opportunity and Change have supported 687 individuals with multiple and complex needs to move closer towards the workplace; 37 more than the total target.
The Opportunity and Change report also highlights that:

  • 91% of participants had a mental health related support need
  • 57% participants assessed with two (45.41%) or three (39.16%) support needs
  • As a result of engaging with the Opportunity and Change Care Act team, by the end of 2018 36 participants had been allocated provision under The Care Act (2015). Within this group, 20 individuals had been awarded a personal budget to pay for additional care and support.

Money Sorted have worked with 751 new participants. This is 281 more than year one of the programme.
The Money Sorted report also highlights that:

  • 77% of participants are affected by mental-health issues affecting their ability to function on a day-to-day basis e.g. anxiety and depression
  • 17% of participants have learning disabilities or difficulties
  • 57% feel that they are living in an unmanageable debt situation

Towards Work have worked with 1521 participants. This is 70% of the projected targets (up to 31 October 2019).
The Towards Work report also highlights that:

  • At the end of 2018 the programme had (or still is) supporting 639 people (42% of all participants) with mental health issues, far in excess of the target figure of 438
  • The programme has also supported 664 people with a disability (44% of all participants), again much higher than the agreed target figure of 438

Opportunity and Change Year 2 Evaluation Report
Money Sorted Year 2 Evaluation Report
Towards Work Year 2 Evaluation Report

BBO is having a significant impact on individual lives, supporting people to increase their confidence, independence and achieve their employment aspirations.

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