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Troubled Families payments – trial for up-front payments

The 11 areas that will pilot the new funding system are Barking and Dagenham, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Camden, Cheshire West and Chester, Durham, Islington, Kent, Leeds, Liverpool and Staffordshire. 

LA’s are currently funded on a payment-by-results basis once they have "turned around" a troubled family. A review was conducted last year reported that the results are working and a progress annual report indicated an upfront investment will aid faster service transformation. 

The 11 Las who will trial the new approach “with their local partners, have put forward a strong case that upfront investment will help them achieve their ambitious service transformation plans and positive outcomes for families," 

See the full report here.