This investment is different to the recently announced support for Troubled Families which is being funding by the government. This investment will be funded from money raised by the Lottery and is separate from government run programmes.

The Big Lottery Fund’s investment is aiming to work with individuals who experience at least two of the following: homelessness, reoffending, problematic substance misuse and mental ill health. The government is using a different definition to identify troubled families. The BLF expect partnerships, when identifying the individuals they will work with, to ensure that support complements but does not duplicate support that individuals may receive as part of the ‘Troubled Families’ programme.