Families First supports families with children and young people up to 19 years old (25 for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities) and is our local name for the national Troubled Families Programme.
We know that being a parent is not always easy and that families can need extra help as children and young people grow up and relationships change.
Families First offers support for families to deal with challenges such as:
We will work with your family, giving practical support, honest advice, building strengths and skills with the aim of the whole family achieving their goals. We will also work with other services already involved with your family to make things easier to deal with, supporting you to make changes using creative ideas and solutions.
In return we ask families to:
By 2020 to have improved outcomes for at least 1250 troubled families in Slough
Phase Two of Slough’s Families First programme, which began in April 2015, will be a catalyst for change and will enable us to think and work together differently. We will create an integrated delivery model that will maximise resources across Slough's organisations to support families in need of help and protection, to build more capable, safe and confident communities, and make savings to the public purse.
Our approach to the Troubled Families Programme is not about a single team, but a single service delivery model. We will measure outcomes for the families that we work with, and narrow the gap to give children the best start in life and improve their outcomes
We will do this by:
For more information about the programme contact: Families.First@slough.gov.uk
To be eligible for Families First, each family must have at least two of the following six problems:
For more information please contact Families.First@slough.gov.uk.
The Privacy Notice: Families First sets out how we use, store and share the data we collect for Families First and the Troubled Families programme.