Headlines: December 2nd, 2014

The person centered approach used in the Troubled Families programme is to be extended to other areas of public service as a result of a Challenge Panel report. Services will be redesigned for individuals and groups with multiple and complex needs.

The Troubled Families programme has shown how by bringing services together in a common sense way, better results cane achieved and saving can be made for the taxpayer. This approach will be taken forward into other areas such as jobs, skills and early years.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said: “Breaking down barriers between public services at a local level enables people to get a better, more coordinated service at less cost. That is what we are achieving through the Troubled Families programme, the Better Care Fund and other initiatives. This level of collaborative reform will be crucial to meeting the fiscal challenges of the next parliament in a fair way, which maintains high quality services. The Panel’s report makes the case brilliantly and I look forward to leading this agenda in the coming months.”