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The aim of NGB Is to reduce re-offending. Since its inception it has been independently evaluated both so that it can ensure that its objectives are met, but also so that there can be an ongoing programme of continuous improvement through the learnings that are revealed through the data.  

There are five main drivers of reducing re-offending – education & skills, employment, accommodation: relationship with family and friends and wellbeing (usually driven by the previous four).  Every year each of these factors were measured.

As a result of NGB, 260 prison leavers are in employment and we have a re-offending rate of only 5% against the national average of 50-60%.  Results also show significant improvement in health, skills, locus of control and reduced risk of reoffending.

This impact, reported against the indicators, also allows Social Return on Investment analysis.  Overall, this has estimated that for every £1 spent on NGB, an impressive £12.64 of social value is generated (over two years) through economic benefits, avoided public spending, and health and well-being gains for those involved.

The wider ‘ripple effects’ of the programme include 42 employers providing jobs and opportunities, over 100 groups of visitors and volunteers in the community and in prisons increasing skills and changing perception, and 40 Livery Companies working together collaboratively on one project.

Click here (opens as a PDF document) for the summary of the independently evaluated impact report for the 3rd year of the programme ending June 2023.

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