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Cabinet Decision: 13th June 2013
Title of Item/Report
Year One of the 'Troubled Families' Programme
Record of the Decision
Cabinet considered a report relating to the ‘Troubled Families' programme in Stockton.

Members were reminded that contracts concerned with the delivery of the programme had been set up with Tees Valley Housing (60%) and the VCS Synergy Consortium (40%).

Members received details of issues and initiatives associated with the
programme. In addition details of the revised budget
projections were provided and it was noted that a balance of
772,967 was anticipated at the end of year 3. Given this it was proposed
that the programme continue for a 4th year.


1. the delivery of the programme is extended for a fourth year, subject to satisfactory performance and to the availability of funding within the ‘Troubled Families' budget.

2. a further report be submitted during 2014/15 examining in more detail the case for continuing funding from the Council's ‘Invest to Save' budget to a continuation of the programme beyond 2015/16.
Reasons for the Decision
1. In order to provide greater stability in relation to proposed delivery, particularly in relation to the retention of skilled and experienced staff by the Council's delivery partners, and to make clear the incentive for good performance.

2. To ensure that a proper informed decision is made about the costs and benefits of continued delivery of the programme in a timely manner, before skills and experience are dissipated.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Councillor Beall declared a prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 13 - Year One of the Troubled Families Programme as he was the Chair of the Eastern Ravens Board and did not speak or vote in respect of the item.

Councillor Nelson declared a personal interest in respect of agenda item 13 - Year One of the Troubled Families Programme as he was a member of Tristar Board.
Details of any Dispensations
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on Friday, 21 June 2013

Date of Publication: 17 June 2013

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