Families: Disadvantaged

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 20th October 2016.

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Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will consider the merits of extending the criteria of the Troubled Families programme to include families affected by alcohol and other substance addictions.

Photo of Marcus Jones Marcus Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

We have already expanded the criteria for the new Troubled Families Programme (2015-2020) to include ‘parents or children with a range of health problems’. These health problems specifically include families where an adult with parenting responsibilities or a child has a drug or alcohol problem. This is set out in the Financial Framework which was published in March 2015:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/409682/Financial_Framework_for_the_Expanded_Troubled_Families_Programme_april_2015.pdf

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