What families qualify as eligible for help under the Troubled Families Programme?

To be eligible for this phase of the Troubled Families programme, each family must have at least two of the following six problems:

  • Parents or children involved in crime or anti-social behaviour.
  • Children who have not been attending school regularly.
  • Children who need help: children of all ages, who need help, are identified as in need or are subject to a Child Protection Plan.
  • Adults out of work or at risk of financial exclusion or young people at risk of worklessness.
  • Families affected by domestic violence and abuse.
  • Parents or children with a range of health problems.

Families should be prioritised for inclusion in the programme on the basis of the following:

  • they are families with multiple problems who are most likely to benefit from an integrated, whole family approach; and
  • they are families who are the highest cost to the public purse.

Local authorities are responsible for identifying families eligible to participate and for signing them up to the programme.

Here at Foundations Project, we work in partnership with the local authorities to address these issues. Foundations Project is the first of its kind, designed to address the troubled family agenda by helping build the foundations to support families in need – through our centres that offer support, therapy and education.

Our courses are all delivered within a residential setting for the whole family. They are ideal for families receiving social care support or charity support to overcome long-standing problems, which can lead to children repeating the cycle of issues which may include: domestic violence, relationship breakdown, mental and physical health problems and families that are in need of re-connecting.

If you are one of these social care or charity workers why not contact us now and discuss your requirements on 07772784710