We are delighted that the Troubled Families programme has been renamed and that a further £165 million has been announced.
The next phase will be called supporting families and will retain the local outcome plans and payment by results but the funding streams will be simplified and there will be refreshed programme guidance. They will be consulting on the new funding distribution and the system maturity milestones.
The new phase includes work to support people to leave abusive relationships, get the right joined-up support for those with mental health issues and help people to find work.
Housing Secretary, Rt Hon. Robert Jenrick MP said:
‘Working hand in hand with local councils and other partners we have helped over 400,000 vulnerable families. For the next phase, Supporting Families will continue this important work backed by £165 million funding to help families with multiple complex problems to overcome difficulties as early as possible. It is a critical part of our moral mission to tackle intergenerational unemployment, crime, domestic abuse and family breakdown.
As we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic it is more important than ever we support families. The last year has shown what can be achieved if different agencies act as one and wrap their arms around the most vulnerable. That is the objective of Supporting Families, the renewed programme to turn around lives and help families to achieve their potential.’
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