Troubles homes in Warwickshire ‘turned around’

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The lives of 46 troubled families have been ‘turned around’ as part of Warwickshire County Council’s involvement with a Government scheme, according to the authority.

The council has said the progress of the Priority Families Programme in the county means that children are back in school where they were previously playing truant or excluded, high levels of youth crime and anti-social behaviour are down, adults are getting off benefits and into work and the burden on the taxpayer are being reduced.

The council has also now identified more than 900 families who will be targeted for intervention by the programme.

More than 400 families are already being worked with and the authority says scheme remains on track to meet the local authority’s target of turning around 805 families in the county by April 2015.