To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to extend the Troubled Families programme beyond 2021.
11 February 2020
The Troubled Families Programme (England only) is working to achieve significant and sustained progress with families struggling with multiple complex needs such as worklessness and debt, health problems, including drug and alcohol addiction, and involvement in crime and anti-social behaviour. The additional funding of up to £165 million that has been made available to extend the programme for an extra year means that it is now backed by up to £1.085 billion of government investment. This will mean more people in need get access to the programme's early, practical and coordinated support to transform their lives for the better. We want to build on the success of the programme in the coming year, delivering on the manifesto commitment to ensure the programme reaches all those who could benefit – from the early years and throughout their lives. We are currently considering options and next steps.