Experts call for revamped Troubled Families scheme to focus on poverty

Fiona Simpson
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Troubled Families programme succeeded in helping people, although opinion is split on whether lives were ‘turned around’. Experts say new scheme must focus on tackling causes of poverty, domestic abuse and mental ill health.

More than 500,000 families have been supported through the programme with joblessness, mental health issues, antisocial behaviour and truanting. Picture: Adobe Stock/Rafael Ben-Ari
More than 500,000 families have been supported through the programme with joblessness, mental health issues, antisocial behaviour and truanting. Picture: Adobe Stock/Rafael Ben-Ari

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