Multiple needs challenges using ‘payment by results’

Challenges in applying ‘payment by results’ (PbR) approaches to services for some of the most excluded individuals in society are highlighted in a new briefing from Revolving Doors Agency.

The report looks at how a range of different PbR schemes have been applied to services working with individuals facing multiple and complex problems, including a combination of poor mental health, offending, substance misuse, and homelessness. It raises key considerations for commissioners and policymakers seeking a more outcome-focused approach.

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Developing theories of change

New Philanthropy Capital has an article about its work helping TheHorseCourse, which delivers an equine-assisted behaviour programme in prisons and elsewhere, to develop a theory of change. They have published the work so that other charities can see the process and think about how it might apply to them – the pdf (3.4MB) link is towards the bottom of the piece, http://www.thinknpc.org/blog/can-horses-help-prevent-reoffending/.

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