Department for Work and Pensions Invitations To Tender – Deadline Extended

Employment Support for Troubled Families The DWP has extended the deadline for submitting applications for the Employment Support for Troubled Families programme. The new deadline for applications is 10 am, 15th July 2016. This programme forms a part of the London Enterprise Panel’s (LEP) comprehensive package of ESF employment support provision for unemployed or inactive [Read more]

London Councils: Troubled Families programme offers broader lessons for local services

London Councils Troubled Families Report (PDF) From London Councils: London Councils had launched a new report ‘Troubled Families Programme: Lessons for Future Public Service Reform’.  The report explores the experience of the Troubled Families Programme in London, with councils taking a strong local grip on the delivery of integrated services and suggests that it offers [Read more]

DCLG Troubled Families programme to expand in eleven London boroughs

In August Eric Pickles announced that the government’s Troubled Families programme would be expanded in 51 of the best performing local authority areas, ahead of a new national 5 year programme to run from 2015. Among the high-performing local authorities who will work with additional families this year are the following London boroughs: Barking and [Read more]

NPI: 200K lone parents losing an average of £16/week from LHA cuts nationally

NPI, Multiple Cuts for the Poorest Families (April 2014) (PDF) From the New Policy Institute: This briefing looks at how many of the poorest families have been affected by one or more of these benefit cuts to date. In April 2014, 780,000 of the poorest families were experiencing a shortfall in their housing benefit as [Read more]

Government’s Child Poverty Strategy: ‘Work Programme, Universal Credit, etc will fix it’

The government has published its Child poverty strategy 2014 to 2017: The Strategy sets out how we will tackle poverty now through supporting families into work and to increase their earnings, supporting living standards through decreasing costs for low income families and preventing poor children becoming poor adults through raising their educational attainment. This is based [Read more]

How are DCLG’s and DWP’s Families programmes performing in London?

Performance information for the two government programmes aimed at ‘helping troubled families turn their lives around’ has been published over the last couple of months. DWP ESF Families with Multiple Problems programme The Department for Work and Pension’s ESF Families programme launched in December 2011 runs until March 2015. It supports disadvantaged families, facing multiple [Read more]

DCLG programme has ‘turned round’ 1.4% of London’s troubled families so far

Troubled Families programme: progress at December 2012 and families turned around at January 2013 (MS Excel spreadsheet) DCLG has released a spreadsheet collating figures provided by local authorities that capture the progress made in the first 9 months of the Troubled Families programme. They are broken down by all 152 upper tier authority areas in England [Read more]