William Eichler 28 March 2018

Troubled Families Programme achieves 'significant' progress

Troubled Families Programme achieves significant progress image

The Government has welcomed the progress made by the Troubled Families Programme as a new report shows local authorities and their partners have worked with nearly 300,000 eligible families.

The programme works with families as a whole to provide the stability and practical support they need to overcome complicated issues including ‘worklessness’, uncontrolled debt and truancy.

According to the second Troubled Families annual report, the programme has achieved ‘significant’ progress.

Last year, there were more than 90,000 families meeting the improvement goals agreed with local services against each of the problems they need to overcome — up more than 48,000 on the previous year.

Out of the almost 14,000 families where progress has been achieved, one or more adults had succeeded in moving into continuous employment — an increase of over 4,800 since last year.

There was also a reduction in demand on children’s social care services.

‘This report details the hard work that’s been happening across the country over the past year to help families with a variety of challenging problems improve their lives, reduce their dependency on local services, and in doing so deliver better value for taxpayers,’ said local government minister Rishi Sunak.

‘Adults who were once far from the job market are now moving into work.

‘Children are getting the right support they need and local leaders are encouraging and challenging all services working with children and their families to act early and offer whole family support, to stop their problems becoming worse.’

Since the current programme began in 2015, local authorities and their partners have worked with 289,809 eligible families. This compares with only 2,000 families who had received whole family support in England between January 2006 and March 2010.

Roads to recovery image

Roads to recovery

Alex Glassbrook explores if councils were legally allowed to make amendments to traffic regulation orders in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Occupational Therapist

Brent Council
£29,766 - £30,711
We are particularly interested in... Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Brent Council

Communications Manager

Camden London Borough Council
£40,829 – £47,360
We are looking for an experienced Communications Manager to provide strategic communications to support our... Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Property Administrator

Camden London Borough Council
£28,573 - £30,808
To succeed, you will contribute to the pro-active provision of a full office management function. Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Senior Practitioner - Family Support & Protection - Chelmsford

Essex County Council
£39168.0 - £47405.0 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits Package
The Senior Practitioner is responsible for the management of their own cases and support of social work staff in the management of complex Child Protection and Child in Need Cases, or Children Looked After. England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Advanced Skills Worker - Longwood Place

Essex County Council
£26801 - £30906 per annum
This is a part time role for 21 hours a week.Interviews will take place via video calling.Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dy England, Essex
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue