Council's progress on transforming troubled families' lives

Darlington and Stockton Times: CONCERTED EFFORT: Councillor Tony Hall, who says troubled families need support to be made constantly available CONCERTED EFFORT: Councillor Tony Hall, who says troubled families need support to be made constantly available

A COUNCIL says it is on course to transform the lives of 70 per cent of troubled families by the end of the summer, after winning Government praise for the initiative.

North Yorkshire County Council also intends to use its Developing Stronger Families strategy long-term as a model for transforming the day-to-day living of the most challenging and complex households across the county.

The county ranks among the top ten per cent of authorities in the country for the success of its programme and the authority is on track to meet its target of turning around 845 families by the time the Government programme ends in 2015.

The progress of the scheme means children are back in school where they were previously playing truant or excluded, high levels of youth crime and antisocial behaviour are down and adults are getting off benefits and into work.

The council said as a result, costs to public services and the burden on the taxpayer are being reduced.

Children's services executive member Councillor Tony Hall said: “This is not a nine-to-five job for our intervention workers, because families need support at weekends and evenings, the times when issues come to a head.

"No two days are the same in the mission to support families to do things for themselves, to bring about positive change and to maintain that change."

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5:51pm Sun 13 Jul 14

LUSTARD says...

what about for instance, people who dont claim benefits,,,, have no intention of working for any body,, dont commit crime or offend anyone ,and go about as if they havent a care in the world, what help can u offer in this predicament sir
what about for instance, people who dont claim benefits,,,, have no intention of working for any body,, dont commit crime or offend anyone ,and go about as if they havent a care in the world, what help can u offer in this predicament sir LUSTARD
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8:51am Mon 14 Jul 14

laboursfoe says...

LUSTARD wrote:
what about for instance, people who dont claim benefits,,,, have no intention of working for any body,, dont commit crime or offend anyone ,and go about as if they havent a care in the world, what help can u offer in this predicament sir
LUSTARD, I see you have picked up a thumbs down already.

If you read the commentsby others on this site, you would be told to believe that these people simply do not exist. I for one understand your frustration, I can give a named example and it makes me sick.
[quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: what about for instance, people who dont claim benefits,,,, have no intention of working for any body,, dont commit crime or offend anyone ,and go about as if they havent a care in the world, what help can u offer in this predicament sir[/p][/quote]LUSTARD, I see you have picked up a thumbs down already. If you read the commentsby others on this site, you would be told to believe that these people simply do not exist. I for one understand your frustration, I can give a named example and it makes me sick. laboursfoe
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