ESF for families with multiple problems: provider progress measures

Progress measures demonstrate that providers are aware of the specific problems, issues and barriers faced by families in their Contract Package Area (CPA).



Providers of European Social Fund (ESF) provision for families with multiple problems support individuals and families through a series of activities that:

  • address participants significant barriers to work
  • provide back to work support to assist participants to gain sustained employment

The problems faced by individuals and families will vary between localities and, in order to be effective, progress measures should reflect these local and family needs.

Providers are expected to liaise with local authorities, strategic and local partners and put together progress measures they think will be suitable for individuals within the CPA.

Progress measures must include as a minimum, but are not limited to, those that fall under the following areas:

  • interventions to overcome family-related barriers
  • interventions to tackle work-related barriers
  • addressing health and housing-related barriers

Progress measures must cover development in the areas set out above. Providers may also offer other appropriate and substantive progress measures.

Published 1 July 2013