Extra cash for troubled families

TROUBLED families in Hucknall are to get a piece of a £2.3million pie thanks to a grant given to Notts County Council.

As part of the Government’s Troubled Families Programme, over the next three years a scheme will be rolled out through district teams linking in with the police, probation service, health and youth support services to enhance current support.

“The support that will be on offer is aimed at children, young people and their families who are the most difficult to engage with,” said Coun Philip Owen (Con), chairman of the county council’s children and young people’s committee.

“The programme is run on a payment-by-results basis so we’ll be looking to reduce criminal activity and anti-social behaviour, improve school attendance and encourage parents into work.

“The county’s youth justice service has had an excellent track record in getting results so we hope that working in conjunction with other agencies and organisations, we can deliver a successful outcome for a vast number of these families.”