'Troubles families' turned around according to government programme

'Troubles families' turned around according to government programme

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Justin Burns

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'Troubles families' turned around according to government programme

Eight families in Windsor and Maidenhead, and 80 in Slough have been turned around according to a government programme.

The Coalition government say they are among 14,000 families in the UK in the last 15 months who have been as part of its Troubled Families scheme to tackle households.

The programme said at the end of June there were 140 families with problems in the Royal Borough of which 51 have been worked with and nine have achieved progress to work.

In Slough there were said to be 330 troubled families of which 151 have been worked with and 17 have achieved progress to work.

In the South East 7,971 families have been identified as being in trouble, and 4,868 are being worked with and 664 have successfully turned around.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, said the figures across the UK show a 'seven-fold increase' compared to January.

The programme is part of the government and Prime Minister David Cameron's drive to turn around 120,000 families by 2015.

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