Our ambition for a more prosperous, self-reliant Greater Manchester means identifying and preventing problems that put a strain on public services and have a negative effect on communities.
We're improving families' opportunities and helping them become more independent. We have tapped into the national Troubled Families Programme, and got investment from local public sector organisations, to fund support for families with problems like crime or antisocial behaviour, poor school attendance, unemployment, domestic abuse or poor health.
Single point of contact
Public and voluntary services now work together to give families the right support, in the right way, at the right time
Families have a single point of contact, instead of dealing with lots of organisations. And we work with the whole family, rather than looking at the problems of individuals only.
We've helped over 8,000 families overcome problems like this in the first phase of this national project. Phase 2 will see us help more than 27,000 families by 2020.
In Phase 2 we are delivering our programmes and monitoring family outcomes through the Greater Manchester Family Outcomes Plan.
A summary of the progress we have made in engaging families and a needs profile of the cohort is available here: Greater Manchester's Troubled Families Programme: Performance Summary.