The economic cost from childhood exposure to severe domestic violence

5 Mar 2019
A new Pro Bono Economics report for Hestia - a charity dedicated to helping people in times of personal crisis - has shown that a failure to support children exposed to domestic violence in the UK may be costing taxpayers between £480 million and £1.4 billion. With around 500,000 children in the UK having been exposed to severe domestic violence, this equates to between £1,000 and £2,900 per child.

The Long Term Impact of Therapeutic Residential Care Programmes

25 Feb 2019
A Pro Bono Economics report for Therapeutic Residential Care (TRC) charity Mulberry Bush has shown that there are multiple evidence gaps in this area in the UK, and that much of the existing research has limitations regarding selection bias and the lack of a standardised outcomes framework for...

Assessing the work of the Governors for Schools charity

23 Jan 2019

National education charity Governors for Schools exists to improve educational standards in schools across the UK through effective governance. As well as pairing governors and trustees with schools – working with over 11,000 governors and 8000 schools in the last 5 years – the organisation...

Pro Bono Economics estimates the costs and benefits of Veterans Aid's work with veterans

7 Jan 2019

Veterans Aid is a charity supporting ex-servicemen and women in crisis. The organisation offers a diverse range of interventions, providing immediate, practical support to veterans who have served in HM Armed Forces who are homeless, facing homelessness or in crisis. Support is offered...

Cost Benefit Analysis of MyBnk’s Money Twist programmes: A feasibility assessment

2 Jan 2019

MyBnk provides a range of financial education and enterprise workshops in schools and youth organisations that aim to build their financial capability. These programmes, delivered by expert trainers, are designed to help schoolchildren develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to...

PBE provides support to Community First

21 Dec 2018

Building Bridges is a programme jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund, to help people overcome their barriers to employment and education across Swindon and Wiltshire. The programme is a collaborative effort involving 40 organisations across Swindon/Wiltshire providing...

PBE assesses the economic impact of Reading Recovery for the KPMG Foundation

5 Dec 2018

Every Child a Reader is an initiative developed by the KPMG Foundation, to expand the provision of Reading Recovery in the UK. A well-researched and widely-implemented early intervention programme, Reading Recovery exists to help the lowest attaining children aged five to six learn to read....

PBE assesses the impact of WWTW's employment programme

21 Nov 2018

Walking With The Wounded is a charity providing support and services to veterans who are homeless, unemployed, i n police custody, or suffering with mental health issues, with the aim of re-integration into society. Founded in 2010, the charity has provided help to thousands of individuals...

The case for a payment by results commissioning model for one-to-one educational support for children in care

8 Nov 2018

Equal Education is a social enterprise that recruits and trains teachers to work one to one with Looked After Children to reduce the observed reduction that care status has on educational attainment and narrow the education gap. Equal Enterprise approached PBE to conduct a review of existing...

PBE advises Cambridge Cyrenians on their impact

12 Oct 2018

Cambridge Cyrenians is a local charity offering accommodation, mental health support, employment and other services to homeless men and women. Having delivered services for over 50 years, the organisation currently offers 101 bed spaces over 20 different schemes, recognising the specific needs...

PBE partners with The Dulverton Trust to examine the impact of adventure-based learning programmes

18 Sep 2018

Established in 1949, The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant-making charity currently providing funds to various charities offering adventure learning and leadership programmes, with the aim of improving the behavioural and emotional wellbeing of young people. At Pro Bono Economics, we are...

Assessing the benefits of AFRIL's Rainbow Club

10 Aug 2018

Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL) supports refugees and asylum seekers in the Borough of Lewisham by providing access to services, advice and experience. Founded in 2006 in response to a lack of local services, the charity has helped hundreds of...