The Difference We Make
Bridge Housing has a significant impact on the wellbeing of our residents. Beyond helping them to sustain their tenancies, we facilitate a broad range of social and economic outcomes including greater community participation, independence and improved quality of life.
The Difference We Make – Bridge Housing Evaluation and Outcomes Framework builds on the approach set out in the Building Bridges Community Building and Engagement Strategy as a basis for tenant inclusion and empowerment.
Some the differences we are making to our tenants’ lives are set out below.
HOUSE & HOME
88% Tenants sustaining tenancies for 12 months+
10 or 100% Saved tenancies of tenants facing eviction *
86% Tenants satisfied with the condition of their home
SOCIAL & COMMUNITY
1,260 Attendances at Building Bridges events
15 Tenant-led Building Bridges initiatives or events
78% Tenants who feel connected to their family, friends & community
HEALTH & SAFETY
88% Tenants who feel safe in their homes
87% Tenants who say living in their home helps their health & wellbeing
454 Tenants working with support organisations
WORK, LEARNING & FINANCIAL WELLBEING
19 Tenants directly employed through Bridge Housing initiatives
27% Tenants who report improvements in employment, study or training since becoming a Bridge tenant
25% Tenants who do volunteer work
At March 2017
*Hand Up participants