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IMPROVING SERVICES
IMPROVING LIVES

Bridges Outcomes Partnerships is a not-for-profit social enterprise. We work with Government, community groups and specialist partners to help radically change human services and environmental initiatives in order to improve outcomes for citizens & the planet, and value for taxpayers.

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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 linked to measurable improvements in people's lives.

By switching the focus to what these projects achieve rather than how they're delivered, 'social outcomes contracts' move away from a top-down, 'one-size-fits-all' approach to enable a very different one. One that allows us to incorporate three important elements into delivering essential services: collaborative design; flexible delivery; and clear accountability.

 

These elements create much more scope for a range of stakeholders to collaborate on service design and delivery. They give front-line teams much more flexibility to adapt and personalise the service they deliver. And they ensure that everyone involved has very clear accountability for delivering effective services that demonstrably improve lives.

RESULTS TO DATE

Bridges' team has supported over 60 Outcomes Partnerships to date, creating over £100m worth of outcomes for over 39,000 people and £1bn of public value.

£44.1m

Committed to SOCs

£100.4m

Social outcomes achieved

39,376

People supported

WHAT WE DO

Our partnerships are supporting young people and adults to transform their lives across a number of key policy areas: 

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Young People

 

Working with schools, children's services and other areas of Government to help young people achieve their potential.

  • Family Therapy

  • Fostering & Adoption

  • Schools

  • Education, Employment and Housing

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Adults

 

Empowering vulnerable adults to improve their lives by helping them access better housing, support services, training and employment.

  • Health, Wellbeing & Independence 

  • Homelessness Prevention

  • People Sleeping Rough

  • 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.

PARTNERS

Since 2012, we have worked with over 80 central and local Government officials across a range of policy areas, including:

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