A Dynamic Future gaps analysis and impact summary
20 November 2018
Dynamic Wrexham commissioned Cordis Bright to conduct a five-year longitudinal evaluation of A Dynamic Future. This is a project aiming to support and improve the transition process for disabled young people aged 14-25 living in Wrexham and their families. It received funding from the Big Lottery Fund for a five-year period from 2013 to 2018 and worked with 199 young people in this period.
2018 represented the final year for the evaluation. The approach included elements of gaps analysis; and a summary of the findings from this gaps analysis can be downloaded below.
The gaps analysis found that:
- Potential demand for a transition support service like A Dynamic Future is far higher than the demand levels which can be met by the current resources available to deliver the project.
- The project is currently delivering a number of services which appear to be unique in Wrexham and therefore filling a gap in locally-available support. For example, it is the only local service offering transition support related to ETE which specifically targets disabled young people. It also fills a gap by offering support to young people who do not meet the threshold for statutory transition support and who therefore would be unlikely to receive equivalent support from another service.
- There are further gaps in local support which could be met by A Dynamic Future or a similar transition support service in the future. These include: engaging more intensively with local employers; providing young people with more intensive support to engage; and providing effective transition support to young people who have mental health issues.
If you would like to receive a copy of the full report on the gaps analysis, please contact Hannah Nickson on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7330 9170.