Bridges Outcomes Partnerships is a not-for-profit social enterprise. We work with Government, community groups and specialist partners to create more collaborative, more flexible services that support people to improve their lives.
HOW IT WORKS
Unlike many Government-commissioned services, our projects are not delivered according to a set specification. Instead, the commissioner commits to paying for the achievement of agreed delivery milestones that are linked to measurable improvements to people's lives.
By switching the focus to what these projects achieve rather than how they're delivered, these 'social outcomes contracts' enable a very different approach to the delivery of essential services.
It creates much more scope for a range of stakeholders to collaborate on service design. It gives front-line teams much more flexibility to adapt and personalise the service they deliver. And it ensures that everyone involved has very clear accountability for delivering effective services that demonstrably improve lives.
RESULTS TO DATE
The Bridges team has helped to structure, launch and project-manage over 50 of these ‘social outcomes contracts’. Together, our projects have supported more than 20,000 beneficiaries and are on course to deliver positive milestones worth over £100m to Government, at a cost of less than £35m.
Committed to SOCs
Social outcomes achieved
Short-term value to Government
Charity and social enterprise partners
WHAT WE DO
Our partnerships are supporting young people and adults to transform their lives across a number of key policy areas:
Working with schools, children's services and other areas of Government to help young people achieve their potential.
Fostering & Adoption
Young People, Education, Employment and Housing
Empowering vulnerable adults to improve their lives by helping them access better housing, support services, training and employment.
Health, Wellbeing & Independence
Support for Vulnerable Women
CASE STUDY: A NEW APPROACH IN KIRKLEES
Kirklees Better Outcomes Partnership in Yorkshire works with local people to help them live independently and strive towards their ambitions around employment, training and access to health services.
WHO WE ARE
The Bridges Outcomes Partnerships team brings together experts in policy, programme management, data analysis and impact measurement, with significant experience of working across the public, private and social sectors.