Evaluation of the Young Men at Risk Programme (2010-2012)

Funded by Adullam Homes Housing Association

Young Men at Risk is a pilot innovation project that provides a (floating) housing related support service for young men aged 16-26 who have taken the very difficult decision to exit gun and gang culture.

Those participating in the programme are likely to be extremely vulnerable and have a range of different and complex support needs that require effective co-ordination through a series of timely interventions. These will be provided via access to housing related support in conjunction with a range of existing wrap around services delivered by a range of community based services which include conflict resolution, mediation, mentor and peer support, specialist counselling, drug treatment, employment opportunities, as well as access to training and leisure activities.

The project is scheduled to initially run for a period of two years, with an option to extend for a further three years pending successful evaluation. The role of the research team will be to evaluate the programme. To do this, the research team will employ a variety of different methodological approaches - with a particular focus on action-based methods - to measure and evaluate the indicative outcomes.

Researcher

Chris Allen
Email: c.allen.2@bham.ac.uk

May 2010 - May 2012