Our Impact in 2022 - 2023

“As ever, I gratefully acknowledge the huge support
and efforts of all our volunteers, supporters,
colleagues, our executive team and fellow trustees
who always go the extra mile in search of better
outcomes for young people.”

Nick Hooper
Chair of the Board

“The environment we are working in has become
increasingly hard financially, both in terms of
young people and family’s income and expenditure
as well as that for charities and local authorities.
1625 has been working hard to improve efficiency
in delivery whilst reducing costs and has seen
benefits in hybrid and digital working.”

Dom Wood
Chief Executive

1625’S SERVICES WERE ACCESSED BY

1,654YOUNG PEOPLE

BETWEEN 1ST APRIL 2022 – 31ST MARCH 2023

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS ACROSS THE IMPACT AREAS FOR 2022 - 2023
Accommodation

81% of young people were supported into accommodation with the highest appropriate level of independence.

70% of young people improved their skills and confidence in relation to managing their accommodation

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Education, Employment and Training

43% of young people entered EET during the year

83% of young people have moved towards their EET goals.

79% of young people have sustained EET.

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Financial Capability

72% of young people developed or improved their financial skills

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Positive Contribution

186 have made a positive contribution to 1625 through volunteering

98% of young people who volunteered or had support from a volunteer reported improvements in their confidence, skills, and knowledge

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Health & Wellbeing

76% of young people have improved their health and well-being

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Relationships

70% of young people built, developed, or improved one or more positive relationships or relationship-building skills

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OUR IMPACT IN 2022 - 2023

Equality & Diversity
Gender
50% Male
48% Female
1% Non Binary
Gender Identity
95% Cisgender
3% Transgender
2% Young person did not wish to disclose
Sexuality
9% Bisexual
2% Gay
83% Heterosexual
1% Lesbian
1% Pansexual
4% Young person did not wish to disclose
Ethnicity
3% Asian or Asian British
16% Black, Black British, Caribbean or African
11% Mixed or multiple ethnic groups
64% White
6% Other ethnic group
Disability
45% Disabled
55% Not disabled
Of those who have identified as disabled, these were split into the following categories:
70% Mental health
1% Visual impairment
27% Learning difficulties
2% Communication
12% Physical or mobility
1% Hearing impairment
6% Long-standing illness or condition
2% Other
14% Neurological

INCOME

EXPENDITURE

 

 

partnership highlights
We have established and strengthened several partnerships this year, and as a result, we have provided better support to young people.

Refurbished Housing For Young Parents

In February 2023, we opened the doors to a newly renovated 6-bedroom shared house in a leafy area of Bristol for young parents aged 16-25 who are homeless. Working with Bristol City Council and LandAid, we transformed the house, repairing the roof, installing a new kitchen, laying new floors and redecorating throughout. The young people and families we support deserve high-quality housing and a clean, calm and pleasant home.

Reboot West 3

Our Reboot program for care-experienced youth in education, employment, and training (EET) is thriving. After the success of Reboot West 2, we’re launching Reboot West 3, a groundbreaking randomized controlled trial. We’re continuing partnerships with local authorities, Youth Futures Foundation, Behavioral Insights Team, and West of England Combined Authority. This collaboration will assess values-based support using DNA-V (youth version of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to help 270 more care leavers gain confidence, skills, and qualifications for meaningful work.

HERITAGE PROJECT

In September 2022, we were granted funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) to bring Kingsley Hall – our charity’s base and Grade II* listed building – into sustainable, long-term beneficial use. We are going to transform Kingsley Hall into a brilliant and welcoming space to support young people, where young people can overcome isolation, develop skills, and rebuild their lives. A special thanks goes out to National Lottery players, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England for supporting our work on Kingsley Hall.