An updated guide to the Reading Troubled Families Outcomes Plan

What is the Reading Troubled Families programme?

The goal of the programme is that by 2020, at least 1,170 troubled families who are currently being left behind, have improved outcomes in areas such as education, health and finance.

What progress has the programme made towards this goal?

As of January 2019, 457 families had a named lead worker, a whole family assessment and plan in place, and had achieved significant and sustained progress in a number of areas of family life.

Working with families on the programme

If you’re working with a family linked to the programme, you can download an updated, and more user-friendly, guide to the to the Outcomes Plan.

How can I find out more?

You can visit the Brighter Futures for Children website or if you have questions, such as:

  • Is the child, young person, parent or carer I’m working with linked to the Troubled Families programme?
  • How do I get started with a whole family assessment?
  • Has the family achieved the outcomes?

then you can get in touch with Anna Batty or Paul Gresty on 0118 937 4731 (or email or