Most of you will remember in April when we bid a final farewell to Action Towards Inclusion and planted (both literal and figurative) seeds for future projects.
Since then, we’ve seen a few buds, launched RISE, Multiply has more or less entered year two of delivery, TAW has come to a close, and ATI’s delivery numbers have finally been crunched by the Lottery.
And… we are ecstatic to announce that our ATI partnership has over-delivered on almost every single one of our targets across York, North and East Yorkshire spanning from 2017-2023!
Behind every number is an individual whose life has been changed from the support they received through our incredibly committed team of Keyworkers and Intervention Partners. From employment advice, to counselling, wellbeing, debt, and housing support (to name just a few elements of the available support) ATI’s holistic, person-centred approach has meant that our partnership has been able to create real, sustainable change across a range of communities.
We’ve supported carers, single-parents, refugees, the neurodiverse, people with disabilities, people struggling with their mental health, the over 50s, and generally those experiencing challenging circumstances in their lives, and it’s incredibly rewarding to see how the final figures compare to our initial targets.
We’ve seen people move into jobs they love (including a few former participants turned keyworkers on the project!), begin courses in a variety of subjects and specialisms after experiencing challenges in school and educational settings, and begin looking for work after years of fear and health problems.
Action Towards Inclusion is the programme that just keeps on giving- and we couldn’t wait for another excuse to celebrate the partnership’s achievements with you!
Let’s take a closer look at the lives the partnership helped to change…
More= More developed areas (i.e., York and North Yorkshire)
Trans= Transitional areas (i.e., East Yorkshire)
|Outputs at end of project – MORE COR||Agreed target||Achieved||As %|
|Total number of participants||2656||2913||110%|
|Number of men||1328||1559||117%|
|Number of women||1328||1330||100%|
|Number who are unemployed, including long-term unemployed||539||927||172%|
|Number who are economically inactive, including not in education or training||2117||1986||94%|
|Number who are aged over 50||502||580||116%|
|Number with disabilities||1177||1660||141%|
|Number from ethnic minorities||85||124||146%|
|Outputs at end of project – TRANS COR||Agreed target||Achieved||As %|
|Total number of participants||769||820||107%|
|Number of men||384||405||105%|
|Number of women||384||406||106%|
|Number who are unemployed, including long-term unemployed||364||333||91%|
|Number who are economically inactive, including not in education or training||405||487||120%|
|Number who are aged over 50||190||227||119%|
|Number with disabilities||337||515||153%|
|Number from ethnic minorities||46||39||85%|
|Results at end of project – MORE||Agreed target||Achieved||As %|
|Number who move into education or training on leaving||472||749||159%|
|(R1) Unemployed participants into employment||370||380||103%|
|(R2) Economically inactive into employment, including self employment, or into job search on leaving||570||804||141%|
|Results at end of project – TRANS||Agreed target||Achieved||As %|
|Number who move into education or training on leaving||148||165||111%|
|(R1) Unemployed participants into employment||102||105||103%|
|(R2) Economically inactive into employment, including self employment, or into job search on leaving||160||219||137%|
ATI may have ended, but our commitment to creating community minded programmes has not. Check out RISE and Multiply to see what we’re currently offering and how our partnerships are continuing to change lives across Yorkshire.
A keen storyteller, collaborator and engagement enthusiast, Laura works alongside Hannah as the Impact Coordinator, where she measures and highlights the impact of Better Connect across its business, programmes, and partnerships. She does so by working closely with colleagues, partners, participants, and stakeholders to gather information and stories, which she then translates into a range of engaging content across Better Connect’s channels.
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