Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

70 councils join families programme

  • Comment

More than 70 councils have joined the families with complex needs community budget pilot programme, according to the Local Government Association.  

A full list is expected to be published by ministers in the coming days, the LGA’s Local Leadership said.

As exclusively revealed by LGC last week, the programme will be taken forward by a special Department for Communities & Local Government unit as part of the government’s response to last month’s riots.

The unit - expected to be headed by Louise Casey, who led the previous government’s agenda on community policing - will lead on David Cameron’s pledge to deal with “problem families”.

Its creation marks a clear separation between the projects and other planned post-Total Place work which was expected to be advanced with the publication of a prospectus outlining how the neighbourhood or single budget pilots would operate this week.

However, a Department for Communities & Local Government source said it was unlikely this would appear until after next month’s Conservative party conference.  

LGC understands the LGA is lobbying for more than just two areas to take part in so-called whole area model, which will pilot “develop an operational plan to develop how a single budget for a place can be achieved”, as announced by ministers.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.