High rate of 'troubled families' helped in Redbridge

Redbridge council claims it has one of the best records in London for helping 'troubled families'.

Redbridge council claims it has one of the best records in London for helping 'troubled families'.

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A high level of ‘troubled families’ are being helped to turn their lives around in Redbridge, according to the council.

The authority says it has the fourth highest success rate in London in dealing with people who have been identified as struggling with unemployment, domestic violence, addiction and crime.

The council says 331 of 550 individuals identified have met agreed ‘goals’ under the scheme through counselling and support.

This is a sharp rise from 184 up to the end of March.

The government is to extend funding for the scheme which is distributed on a payment by results basis.

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3:10pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Most of the problems that the taxpayer has to bail these 'problem families' out of are self inflicted.

Poor family planning, leaving school without qualifications having caused disruption in class along the way and life choices of drink and drugs resulting in them becoming unemployable.

It is time that people were educated from young age that a certain amount of self-discipline is required in life to earn respect and that life choices can lead to a miserable life if the wrong ones are made and that the State cannot mother them their entire life.
Most of the problems that the taxpayer has to bail these 'problem families' out of are self inflicted. Poor family planning, leaving school without qualifications having caused disruption in class along the way and life choices of drink and drugs resulting in them becoming unemployable. It is time that people were educated from young age that a certain amount of self-discipline is required in life to earn respect and that life choices can lead to a miserable life if the wrong ones are made and that the State cannot mother them their entire life. Villagecranberry
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