Big Lottery Fund backs social enterprise to deliver support project for refugees and asylum seekers

February 9, 2018


Innovation Birmingham-based social enterprise Inside Outcomes has obtained funding support from the Big Lottery Fund to uncover significant issues that refugees and asylum seekers are calling out for help with.


Throughout 2018, Inside Outcomes will be working with three support services to identify the key issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers, creating a map of the key areas and building up evidence to help resolve them.  


As part of a bid to improve health and wellbeing for refugees and asylum seekers, the company has already partnered with Spring Housing Association, providing support for those at risk of homelessness, and Rise, an advice agency for refugees and asylum seekers. Darren Wright, Founder of Inside Outcomes said:


“All of the results of this work will be freely available for any service to use. We have already got Spring Housing Association and Rise on board as partners but we’re keen to find another organisation to take part.


“For any organisation taking part, they will get to contribute what they know about the people they work with, in order to shape how we can measure outcomes.”


As part of the project, each organisation will get free access to Inside Outcomes’ ‘Risk Tracker’ system to measure work with clients and will be taken through the ‘Outcome Mark for Evidence’.


A selection of tablets will also be provided to facilitate the use of the system when holding face-to-face support work.


Inside Outcomes is based in the Digital Health Quarter within the Serendip Smart City Incubator, delivered at the Innovation Birmingham Campus.


Supporting organisations that work in health and social care to demonstrate social value and impact, the social enterprise joined the programme in September 2017, opening up access to a group of commercial partners, global brands, clients and collaborators, as well as a community of over 1000 techies and entrepreneurs.


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