County Council welcomes continued Government funding to help Nottinghamshire’s vulnerable families
Nottinghamshire County Council has officially welcomed the Government’s decision to extend The Troubled Families Programme funding for an additional year to help support Nottinghamshire families.
The programme, which began in April 2015 is being extended to March 2021
Nottinghamshire Council County was set a target to engage with 5,170 families throughout the programme and has already exceeded this, as to date, 6,850 families have been supported by the Council’s troubled families team and partners.
The County Council’s Children and Young People’s Services Committee discussed the scheme’s progress at a recent committee meeting.
Councillor Philip Owen, Chairman of Children and Young People’s Committee , said
“Our focus in Nottinghamshire has been on a long-term approach to target the most difficult families in our county, which is why we are delighted that the funding will continue for a further year.
“We have made significant and sustained progress to help vulnerable families in Nottinghamshire as we’re committed to helping families with problems - which can then cause problems to the community around them.
“As well as being well ahead of targets in terms of the number of families we are in contact with, it’s encouraging that as of the end of September 2019, more than 2,670 families have had their lives turned which is more than half of the scheme’s overall target – so we have more work to do of course.
“We remain confident we will continue to help support families to help turn their lives around with an even more focused approach of working with partners such as schools, other councils and relevant charities.”