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Government confirms extra support for Troubled Families programme

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced up to £165 million of new funding to help families get their lives back on track.

The funding will be used to tackle complex inter-connected problems including unemployment, poor?school attendance, mental health issues, anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse.

Rather than responding to each problem, or single family member separately, assigned Troubled Families keyworkers engage with the whole family. Through this approach they coordinate support from a range of services to identify and address family issues as early as possible rather than merely reacting to crises.

The latest evaluation results show that, compared to families with similar characteristics who have not been on the programme, 19-24 months after starting to receive support:?

For the announcement, click here.