The Board considered a report of the Strategic Director – People, which provided an update of the Supporting Families Programme and its current performance levels.
It was noted that the Troubled Families Programme was due to end in March 2020, however the ongoing evaluation evidence demonstrated the benefits of the Programme, so it had continued into 2020-22. Government had committed £165m for local authorities through the Troubled Families Programme, which would provide intensive support to families facing multiple problems. Members were advised that the Programme would still utilise the Troubled Families Outcome Plan, which provided a partnership wide framework that states the significant and sustainable outcome measures applicable to families identified for support.
It was reported that following an announcement made by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) in March this year, the Programme would now enter a new phase – details of this were outlined in the report. Members were also provided with an update specific to Halton and performance data since the Programme began in 2013. The 100% ‘payment by results’ achievement for Halton was welcomed, especially as only 19% of areas had achieved this.
RESOLVED: That the report be noted.