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Complex Dependency Programme

The Programme looks at both preventative works to help children, families and vulnerable adults avoid reaching crisis and providing crisis management for those who have, and will focus on:

•  Working with each locality on Stage 2 of the Troubled Families programme

•  Adults and children involved in crime and antisocial behaviour

•  Children having problems at school

•  Children at the edge of care or custody

•  Adults out of work or families at risk of financial exclusion

•  Individuals and families affected by domestic violence and abuse

•  Abusers of drugs and alcohol

•  Individuals with a range of non-age related health problems

•  Young people affected by homelessness

What are the priority areas?

The Programme has split its work across five key priority areas in order to deliver the vision:

Integrated Front Door – information sharing to enable effective assessment through a single, defined point of access to services

Locality Case Management – Multi-agency, co-located teams, co-ordinated by single line management arrangements

Joint Commissioning – investing in interventions with a proven track record of reducing demand and cost to create a consistent service across sub-region

Benefits Realisation and Performance Management – evidencing the benefits to customers and services by developing clear and measurable outcomes

Workforce development, communication and engagement

What will success look like?

•  Better outcomes for 35,000 individuals - children, individual adults and families affected by these complex dependencies

•  The model being an exemplar that can be adopted in other areas across the country

•  Reduced costs for agencies and services

•  The estimated financial savings over five years across agencies of £9.8m are achieved and exceeded

How will the Programme be rolled out?

The Programme Team is now in place and leading on delivering aims across the sub-region, both as a whole and working individually with each area and partner agency as appropriate through strategic lead officers.

The team is accountable to a Programme Board made up of senior representatives from each partner organisation. An action plan has been put into place that outlines the work of the programme - detailing timescales, key leads and progress to date - which is reported against at each monthly board meeting, together with key achievements, milestones reached and issues faced.