In December 2011 the government launched its Troubled Families programme. This positive, holistic intervention programme aims to turn around the lives of 120,000 troubled families nationwide over a three-year period.
Our name for the programme is Think Family Plus (TFP).
Work is ongoing in identifying and delivering a range of appropriate interventions for families in Ealing within the programme, which includes coordinating existing interventions and measuring our success locally.
We are also moving towards embedding ‘partnership working’ across all of our services for families in Ealing from a strategic level down to frontline support, and improving the coordination needed to best support those in difficulty.
In June 2013 the government announced further funding for the programme for 2015 to 2016 including new incentives for local services, such as the police, health and social services, to work more closely in order to improve outcomes for families and to reduce costs.