Milton Keynes will receive an extra £774,400 of Government funding to support vulnerable families as part of the Troubled Families Programme.
The programme provides intensive support for some of the most vulnerable families including tackling complex inter-connected problems such as unemployment, poor school attendance, mental health issues, anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse.
As of March 2019, 1,258 families had achieved significant and sustained progress under the programme and this extra money will ensure hundreds more MK families can be supported across 2020/21.
Iain Stewart, the MP for Milton Keynes South, said: “I am pleased to see the Government continue this funding which should help local families to turn their lives around.”
Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, commented: “I’m really pleased this extra funding will allow more vulnerable families in MK to get the support they need.
“The programme has already made a really difference to families and I’d like to thank everyone involved, including the families themselves, for their wonderful efforts.”
Leader of the Conservatives Council Group, Cllr Alex Walker, added: “This is another positive step by the Government and another demonstration of its focus on supporting the most vulnerable people in society and making social mobility a reality.
"I will be making sure this funding is put to good use and makes it way to residents who need it most.”