Building Resilient Families and Communities

Building Resilient Families and Communities

This programme is our response to the Department for Communities and Local Government's troubled families work stream. It focused on new ways of working with the 120,000 most troubled families in the UK by 2015.  

We want families in Staffordshire to be safe, healthy, self-reliant, educated, responsible and informed. To achieve this we need to build resilience and raise aspirations within families and communities. We need to support families to develop the skills and resources to cope with current and future challenges. At the same time we need to ensure that they can access the right help, at the right time and in the right place.

What is a troubled family?

A troubled family is defined by the Department for Communities and Local Government as a household where individuals may:

  • be involved in crime and anti-social behaviour
  • have children that are not in school
  • have an adult out-of-work and on benefits
  • cause high costs to the public purse

We believe that the term troubled families doesn’t reflect the focus or nature of our work.

Our programme brings together partners from across the county. We want to work together to build on our strengths and create solutions within families.

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