Aspire

Gloucestershire

Improving accommodation options and positive work outcomes for young people

*This service is now closed*

This service was a fixed-term, 'Fair Chance Fund' project which ended in December 2017. If you are homeless, at risk of homelessness or struggling to maintain your accommodation in Gloucestershire, the following P3 services may be able to help:

Gloucestershire Street Outreach Team

Gloucestershire Community-based Support

Gloucestershire Accommodation-based Support

About the Aspire project

This service ran for three years and worked intensively with young people aged 18-24 who sometimes fall through the net to help them get their lives back on track.

With the right support, everyone can play a positive part in their communities and live fulfilling lives. This service helped these young people to do exactly that, supporting them to sustain their housing, gain qualifications and training, and eventually obtain paid employment.

Support covered:

  • Mental health
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Offending
  • Accommodation
  • Budgeting
  • Addiction issues
  • Relationships

 

What we achieved

Aspire served to help young people who had been deemed 'unsupportable' by other services, and who often had complex needs and faced multiple, difficult challenges in their lives.

At the end of Aspire, 105 young people had been sustaining their accommodation for over a year which is a huge step for many of them. 63 have entered education, with 24 achieving an entry-level qualifcation and 32 gaining a Level 1 qualification. 73 young people have entered employment, 43 are sustaining full-time work after 13 weeks, 29 after 26 weeks.

Read about the real impact this had on young people's lives in our interview with Fair Chance Fund project leaders, Rebecca and Ella.

How we’re funded:

This service is a partnership between two organisations: P3 and CCP. It is funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government's Fair Chance Fund and through finance raised via a Social Impact Bond (SiB) with private social investors. You can read more about what this means and how it works here.