TROUBLED families will be helped to get their lives back on track with a new funding boost.
Cash will be ploughed into reducing unemployment, poor school attendance and domestic abuse for vulnerable people.
Mentors assigned to the whole family will benefit from £165million of new funding, the Government has announced.
The scheme has already led to the number of children going into care two years after receiving support dropping by a third.
And adults and juveniles on the scheme ending up in prison have also fallen.
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said it would “help more people in need get access to the early, practical and coordinated support to transform their lives”.
“This is the right thing to do for families and for society as a whole, and these reforms will reduce the demand and dependency on costly, reactive key public services."
"We want to build on the success of the programme in the coming year, delivering on our manifesto commitment to ensure we reach all those who could benefit from the programme – from the early years and throughout their lives.”
Nearly 300,000 families have benefited from the Troubled Families scheme – with more than 25,000 families seeing one or more adults moving off benefits into work.
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