Families: Disadvantaged

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

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.

Photo of Kris Hopkins Kris Hopkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Holding answer received on 09 March 2015

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

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