To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many families have participated in the Troubled Families Programme to date; and in how many cases a family member has secured a sustained job outcome following participation in the programme.
At the end of December 2014, local authorities had identified 117,910 troubled families; all of whom were, or had been, engaged in the programme.
As of the end of February 2015, local authorities had reported that 105,671 families had been ‘turned around’ and 10,508 of these families included a family member who had moved off out of work benefits and into work for a period of at least 13 weeks.
My Department regularly publishes this information online. The latest breakdown, by individual local authority, is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/troubled-families-programme-progress-information-at-december-2014-and-families-turned-around-at-february-2015