Our impact

Managing and measuring impact in order to create new standards of excellence, is central to Resurgo’s ethos. Whilst all our initiatives work to transform society, we have two primary charitable initiatives that deliver significant social impact and enable people to overcome disadvantage.

Holding down a job or succeeding in education are some of the most effective ways of overcoming poverty. The Spear programme exists to inspire and support unemployed young people facing disadvantage, helping them move into sustained employment or education. 

5500
young people have now enrolled on the Spear Programme
89%
of the young people on the Spear Programme face at least one barrier to employment*

65% have at least three barriers and 54% did not achieve English and Maths GCSEs at school.

75%
of young people who complete Spear Foundation are still in work or education one year later.

‘Spear Foundation’ refers to the initial 6-week phase of the Spear Programme; this is followed by one year of coaching support.

71%+
achieve a work readiness score of 6.5/10 or above.

These work ready indicators we use have been recognised as a reliable predictor of employment outcomes.**

Starting and sustaining work is just the beginning

Improved wellbeing, greater financial security, better mental health and numerous other benefits all follow-on in the lives of Spear trainees.
View the stories below to see the difference secure employment makes in the lives of our young people.

Spear Programme stories

* We measure disadvantage using 12 barriers to employment, including: eligibility for free school meals; criminal record; care leaver; low educational attainment; caring responsibilities; homelessness and family involved in crime.

** The Work Ready Indicators we developed measure the following: attitude, confident communication, professional behaviour, self-leadership and mindfulness of others. The Tavistock Institute carried out a process evaluation of the Spear Programme in 2017, concluding that “There is strong evidence that the Spear programme benefits the young people in relation to their work-readiness”.