The consequences of relationship breakdown, poverty, domestic violence and loneliness are significant for individuals and society. It can be difficult for some people to cope with the challenges in life without a proper support network.
Charities and social enterprises are using social investment to support vulnerable young people, provide high-quality childcare and help children on the edge of care – with an emphasis on early action and prevention. Revenue is largely generated through fees or payment by results contracts from local authorities, although it can take time to build partnerships with commissioners to replicate successful interventions.
Impact evidence is well developed in this area as charities and social enterprises have to report back to commissioners about what has been achieved. Over time, we want to build up a better understanding about the longer term effect of interventions for vulnerable children to help strategically target our investments.
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