The Springboard Charity

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We have ambitious goals to increase our impact and to improve the quality of our delivery. We’re looking forward to working with Impetus to create a transformation in our organisation and to the people we serve.

– Anne Pierce, CEO, The Springboard Charity

The need: People who are long-term unemployed, face barriers to employment or have a low level of skills struggle to find work.

Our charity partner: The Springboard Charity supports over 1,100 people across the UK each year to find work placements and jobs in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry. Springboard also raises awareness of the sector and provides people with the skills, training and education, ultimately to gain employment.

Our impact: We’re working with Springboard to help them to focus on the people that they are best placed to support. We’re also helping them improve their use of data so that their programmes have maximum impact.

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New name, same focus on impact

Today, we've shortened our name to simply ‘Impetus’. The new name reflects where we are now in our journey, and it'll stand us in good stead for future years. Impetus Chair Hanneke Smits reflects on our history.

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Ground control: Breaking through a new frontier in personal budgets

Do people feel more in control of their public services than ten years ago? Director of Policy Samantha Windett takes a look at Reform’s report, "Proceed with caution: What makes personal budgets work?" and reflects on the need to reform personal budgets to provide more young people with education and employment support.

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Danger of fee cuts for social mobility

The Government’s review of post-18 education and funding is expected to report shortly. It has been widely speculated that the advisory panel led by Philip Augar could recommend sweeping changes, including a cut to tuition fees. Together with the Russell Group and a coalition of social mobility charities, we've released a joint statement on the dangers of a university funding cut.

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