Over 100,000 more vulnerable and disadvantaged families to receive support as flagship government scheme marks 10 years – Supporting Families programme for 2023/24 update

The government has announced that more families in England will benefit from the Supporting Families programme, which marks its 10th year this week. 

Over £233 million of government funding is available for councils to work with their partners to provide co-ordinated support to families facing multiple challenges including unemployment, poor school attendance, health, crime and anti-social behaviour and domestic violence. 

Through the DLUHC led programme, families are assigned a dedicated keyworker, who works with every member of the family and brings together local services to resolve problems as early as possible before they develop into crises. 

The programme helps families who are facing multiple and often overlapping vulnerabilities, such as: financial or housing insecurity, poor mental or physical health, domestic abuse, children at risk of harm, poor educational attainment or substance misuse. 

The government has also published the 2022-23 Supporting Families annual report. It is the 7th edition and reports on the number of outcomes have been achieved at national and local level by the programme.