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A BIG impact

Our programmes are truly life-changing, and with impressive and lasting results in terms of wellbeing, employment, social value and public cost savings. This is real social mobility in action.

Meet our gappies

“For eighteen months it had been a complete rollercoaster of emotions – to say the least!”

Read Chloe's Story

“WeMindTheGap has given me so many opportunities that I would never have dreamed possible, including winning a six-month place on Raleigh International. Next month I am off to work in Nepal – I can’t wait to tell you how I get on!”

Read Shahida's Story

“In March 2017, I passed my induction at PGL with flying colours. I am now working as an instructor on site, helping young people overcome their fears on a day-to-day basis.”

Read Sophie's Story

“We’ve done so many different things and I’ve learned lots of practical skills. I’m just a different person now.”

Read Vicki's Story

“I was 16 when I found myself living in the hostel in Wrexham. My supporter at the hostel said I should apply for the programme at WeMindTheGap.”

Read Sophie's Story

“I feel so much more positive and confident. Our Skippers and First Mates were so suited to each of us and were the `pick me up’ we all needed at times.”

Read Lauren's Story

Real and lasting impacts

Outcomes

For every programme of 10 gappies

80%

graduate the programme

8

graduates are employed for six months

45

work placements completed with our employer partners

Wellbeing

67%

graduates report improved mental health

100%

graduates report they now feel more in control of their life

86%

graduates report improved confidence

After the programme

60%

graduates find employment

32%

graduates go onto Further or Higher Education

95%

graduates achieve new qualifications

89%

graduates have improved mental health

91%

graduates feel they have new choices

*on average

Source: Hatch Regeneris analysis of WMTG data. Note all annual data adjusted to 2019/20 prices.

This information is correct as of July 2020.

Impacts

Within 1 year of graduation

Social impact of

£550,000

per cohort of ten young people

Public cost saving of

£190,000

per cohort of ten young people

For every £1 invested, we return £3.60 in social value within 18 months.

This information is correct as of July 2020.

Read our Social Return On Investment Report

“I was 16 when I found myself living in the hostel in Wrexham. My supporter at the hostel said I should apply for the programme at WeMindTheGap.

I had only just turned 18 so I was the youngest gappie to be offered place.”

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