Working with families
The Government’s Supporting Troubled Families Programme was launched in April 2012 with the aim of ‘turning around’ the lives of some 120,000 troubled families by the end of the current Parliament. This is a unique opportunity to explore how the public sector can work in new and joined up ways to improve and transform the lives of families and communities across Hampshire.
The families have long standing and complex issues, which the Government estimates costs the taxpayer approximately £9billion a year, most of which is spent on reacting to their problems.
The Department for Communities and Local Government defines troubled families as those who:
- are involved in crime and anti-social behaviour
- have children who aren’t in school
- have an adult on out of work benefits