MP backs funding to aid families

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Wednesday 12th February 2020 7:00 am
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Damian Hinds

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East Hampshire MP Damian Hinds has welcomed the announcement of up to £165million of new funding for the government’s Troubled Families programme.

The money will extend a scheme which provides intensive support for some of the country’s most vulnerable families, working with the whole family across local services with a focus on early intervention.

Mr Hinds said: “It’s important that we’re able to help more people in need get access to the early, practical and co-ordinated support they need.

“By working with the whole family, the programme is able to tackle some of the complex interconnected problems affecting these families and co-ordinate the support from a range of services.”

The programme was originally set to run for five years from 2015 to 2020 but was extended by a year in the 2019 Spending Review, with the new funding now confirmed for 2020–21. 

Almost 300,000 families have made improvements with the problems that led to them joining the programme.

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