Turning around the lives of families with multiple problems: an evaluation of the Family and Young Carer Pathfinders Programme
The evidence from this study presents a compelling case for local authorities and their partners to develop and implement intensive family intervention with families with multiple and complex needs. Whilst funding for the Pathfinders formally ended in 2010, four fifths of the Family Pathfinder and Young Carer Pathfinders are being sustained in some form.
The current government is supporting national and local activity to turn around the lives of families with multiple problems. These findings provide persuasive evidence of the value of investment in family intervention services which target these families.