YMCA Black Country Wren’s Nest Navigator Project Forecast of the Social Return on Investment
“The evaluators were commissioned to complete an evaluation of the Wren’s Nest Navigator Project.
The project aims to reduce crime and ASB on the estate, reduce unemployment and increase educational attainment, increase individual resilience and generally raise the skills and aspirations of estate residents by working with individuals and families via a combination of buddying, mentoring, physical and online activities and support.
The project outputs were to support 120 individuals per year. The activities planned aimed to support adults and children and young people to overcome barriers and increase their resilience the project aims to reduce entrenched worklessness, improve independent living skills, improve quality of life and raise aspirations for the benefit of future generations.
…for every £1 invested in the Wren’s Nest Navigator Project, there is £3 of social value
returned so far.“