Ambition East Midlands is a Social Impact Bond working with young homeless people in Gloucestershire.
Young homeless people with complex needs sometimes fall through the net, receiving little support from existing services. Many are regarded as too difficult to help, and have an increased risk of becoming involved in crime, substance misuse and long-term benefit dependency.
Aspire Gloucestershire helps the most vulnerable young homeless people in Gloucestershire. It offers innovative and intensive support to improve accommodation options and provide education, training and employment opportunites, delivered by P3 and CCP.
Aspire Gloucestershire is funded through a Social Impact Bond (SIB), arranged by Triodos Bank. Repayment is under a “payment-by-results” contract with the Department of Communities and Local Government, out of long-term savings to the public purse.
Over the three years of the SIB, 150 young homeless people will take part in the programme. Performance will be measured by how many young people are successfully housed and maintain a tenancy, and enter and maintain employment, education or training.