Bid to deal with Derbyshire’s troubled families

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TROUBLED families in Derbyshire are set to get a multi-million pound cash boost to help turn their lives around.

In a bid to reduce youth offending, anti-social behaviour, improve school attendance and increase the numbers of people in work, 1,355 families in the county will receive support.

Derbyshire County Council backed the scheme which will provide a range of services including parenting courses, developing an action plans and providing job training.

The council says that in the long term the scheme will help reduce the cost to the public purse.

For more on this story see tomorrow’s Derbyshire Times.