MTFC Innovation

Providing ‘Multi-dimensional Treatment Foster Care’ to help young people living in children’s homes in Manchester to move into a stable family environment.

  • Location


  • Launch

    Apr 2014

  • Area

    Fostering & Adoption

Collaborators & funding partners

  • Manchester City Council

  • Cabinet Office

Delivery Partners

  • Treatment Foster Care Oregon

  • Action for Children


Collaborators & funding partners

  • Manchester City Council

  • Cabinet Office

Delivery Partners

  • Treatment Foster Care Oregon

  • Action for Children

  • Mila founded and leads Bridges Outcomes Partnerships (BOP). At BOP, we work to radically improve human services and environmental initiatives to improve outcomes for people and value for society. Programmes BOP supports are dedicated to empowering people across the world to improve their lives, in areas ranging from education and wellbeing to housing, child protection, employment and environmental protection. Mila is on boards of Positive Families Partnership, Stronger Families, Forward, North East Lincolnshire Thrive, Ways to Wellness, Education Outcomes Partnerships, along with other family, employment, and refugee support focused programmes.

    Mila is also a Trustee for Clore Social Leadership, organisation dedicated to providing social leaders with world class leadership development.

    Prior to Bridges, Mila’s career spanned public, private, and third sector. Mila helped create and run Education Generation, a crowdsourcing social enterprise focused on enabling young leaders in low-and middle-income countries to participate in some of the world’s most forward-thinking education programmes.

  • Andrew is Co-Founder of Bridges Outcomes Partnerships and Executive Director of Operations, Innovation and Learning. He is a Director of Kirklees Better Outcomes Partnership, GM Homes Partnership, Homelessness Support, the Single Homeless Prevention Service and is a Trustee of West London Zone.

    Prior to Bridges, Andrew was Managing Director of a social enterprise “Baobab” in Madagascar, and a non-Executive board member of two other financial inclusion social enterprises, in Senegal and China.


Partnering with Action for Children over three years to provide high-quality Multi-dimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) to young people in Manchester – supporting them into stable, long-term family placements.

The young people referred to this service had previously been assessed as being unable to sustain a family placement because of challenging emotional and behavioural difficulties, and had therefore been placed into a children’s home.

MTFC Innovation provided an intensive solution, delivering enormous benefit for both the individual, and wider society, over the course of their life.


This programme placed children with very high levels of need into stable, long-term families – enabling the delivery of almost 14,000 days of foster care and saving the Council an estimated £4.5m.

  • 21

    Starts to the programme

  • 13984

    Foster care days delivered

  • £2.7m

    Outcomes achieved

  • £4.5m

    Value to Government