Cash will help 4,000 problem South Yorkshire families

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A SCHEME to help almost 4,000 troubled families in South Yorkshire has been hailed as a ‘very important step’ towards tackling social problems, by Hallam MP and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced £450 million of funding to help fund intensive social work with ‘chaotic families’ to ensure children go to school and parents are helped to find work.

Mr Clegg said: “This is a very important step in helping those families in Sheffield who face multiple challenges such as addiction, crime, poor health and unemployment.

“We want to get to the bottom of the problems they face and resolve them – for their own good, and for the good of Sheffield.”

He added the money would help give problem families ‘all the help they need to build better lives for themselves’.