Hundreds of Sheffield families’ lives ‘turned around’

Coun Jackie Drayton.

Coun Jackie Drayton.

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The lives of more than 600 ‘troubled families’ in Sheffield have been put back on track, according to government figures.

Councils across the country were praised for their work in the Troubled Families Programme – which aims to reduce the cost to the taxpayer of tackling their problems – by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

The success is measured by previously truant or excluded children being back in school for three consecutive terms, adults on benefits finding new work or high levels of youth crime or anti-social behaviour reducing.


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