How 'troubled families' scheme works

According to the Communities and Local Government department, the parameters of the troubled families scheme are:

  • Councils are paid up to £4,000 for "turning around" troubled families.
  • Several measures must be met to receive the cash, including if children attend classes, adults are taken off benefits and the cost to public services is reduced.


14k 'troubled families' helped

The government’s Troubled Families programme has successfully turned around the lives of 14,000 of England’s toughest to tackle households, Eric Pickles has reported.