Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Centre for Child and Family Research

Transitions from care to adulthood

Twenty Twenty Evaluation

Twenty Twenty works with disadvantaged and disengaged young people, aged 11-24 through two Lifeskills Centres based in Loughborough and Leicester. Their delivery model uses a tailored mix of employability focused education, practical tasks/challenges, and tailored personal support. This model is underpinned by a theory of change which posits that to thrive, young people need the right mix of positive people to relate to, positive opportunities to develop skills, and positive places to learn. Young people are viewed as individuals to be developed rather than problems to be solved, and the stated aim for each of their service users is that they will: Develop self-belief and motivation, achieve in education, learn work-ready skills & attitudes, and find/keep good jobs.

The main aim of the evaluation project (EP) is to work with the students in the Loughborough and Leicester Lifeskills centres, in order to test the assumptions of Twenty Twenty’s theory of change, the effectiveness of the delivery model in achieving the desired outcomes, and the organisational processes that might support or hinder this. Twenty Twenty will then use the findings of the EP to make any programme adjustments needed to better achieve the desired outcomes, and also to monitor and improve staff/volunteers performance.

The evaluation will be conducted over a one-year period in order to work closely with the young people and Twenty Twenty staff.

More information on TwentyTwenty and the work that they do can be found here: TwentyTwenty.

Professor Jo Aldridge, Clare Lushey (CCFR) and Georgia Hyde-Dryden (CCFR)

Project completion: 31st March 2016

 

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