UPDATE: Just 8% of 'troubled' families in Bournemouth turned around by government scheme

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ONLY eight per cent of ‘troubled’ families in Bournemouth are receiving the support they need from a government programme.

The Troubled Families scheme is aimed at getting truanting children back to school, getting unskilled adults into work and cracking down on anti-social behaviour.

However, of those families identified as being in need of the programme in Bournemouth – where it is known as Turnaround – only eight per cent are receiving help, compared with 35 per cent across Dorset as a whole, and 36 per cent in Poole.

The government claims the number of families “turned around” has almost doubled in the past six months and saved £3 billion, with 39,480 families where children have now been to school for three consecutive terms, anti-social behaviour has been reduced and adults have been in work for at least three months.

Eric Pickles said: “Progress is being made in all corners of the country and I'm proud that this government is taking action to help change the lives of the families most in need.”

Ann-Marie Dodds, Troubled Families Co-ordinator, at Bournemouth Council said: “We are working effectively with those families facing challenges with education, anti-social behaviour and unemployment with positive progress being made with the 260 families that we are supporting in Bournemouth.

"Before considering these families to be ‘turned around’ their progress must be sustained.

"However, we are confident that with continued efforts, working closely with the families, the numbers whose lives have been improved through this programme will increase significantly.”

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7:20pm Thu 1 May 14

kalebmoledirt says...

What percentage of these disfunctional bunch of scroungers are born and bred in Bournemouth and how many have been dumped in Dorset by other counties on the promise of Rehab,.And readily available accommodation by dodgy landlords daft judges.And overworked NHS workers.
What percentage of these disfunctional bunch of scroungers are born and bred in Bournemouth and how many have been dumped in Dorset by other counties on the promise of Rehab,.And readily available accommodation by dodgy landlords daft judges.And overworked NHS workers. kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 9

11:32pm Thu 1 May 14

s-pb2 says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
What percentage of these disfunctional bunch of scroungers are born and bred in Bournemouth and how many have been dumped in Dorset by other counties on the promise of Rehab,.And readily available accommodation by dodgy landlords daft judges.And overworked NHS workers.
How do you tell who are Bournemouth people? Are they the ones holding pitchforks and burning torches like yourself?
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: What percentage of these disfunctional bunch of scroungers are born and bred in Bournemouth and how many have been dumped in Dorset by other counties on the promise of Rehab,.And readily available accommodation by dodgy landlords daft judges.And overworked NHS workers.[/p][/quote]How do you tell who are Bournemouth people? Are they the ones holding pitchforks and burning torches like yourself? s-pb2
  • Score: 4

9:24am Fri 2 May 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

No surprise!
No surprise! itsneverblackorwhite
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9:45am Fri 2 May 14

uberbloke says...

I don't think the headline matches the content... the headline implies 100% of troubled families are getting help and only 8% have been turned around

Whereas in fact only only 8% of troubled families have received help and we don't know how many of them have been turned around.
I don't think the headline matches the content... the headline implies 100% of troubled families are getting help and only 8% have been turned around Whereas in fact only only 8% of troubled families have received help and we don't know how many of them have been turned around. uberbloke
  • Score: 7

12:00pm Fri 2 May 14

Moro99 says...

Too busy setting up maintenance companies and banks.
Too busy setting up maintenance companies and banks. Moro99
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12:46pm Fri 2 May 14

stevobath says...

s-pb2 wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
What percentage of these disfunctional bunch of scroungers are born and bred in Bournemouth and how many have been dumped in Dorset by other counties on the promise of Rehab,.And readily available accommodation by dodgy landlords daft judges.And overworked NHS workers.
How do you tell who are Bournemouth people? Are they the ones holding pitchforks and burning torches like yourself?
Yes & Moleknob is the leader. What a horrible bigot of a?? 'thing' it is.
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: What percentage of these disfunctional bunch of scroungers are born and bred in Bournemouth and how many have been dumped in Dorset by other counties on the promise of Rehab,.And readily available accommodation by dodgy landlords daft judges.And overworked NHS workers.[/p][/quote]How do you tell who are Bournemouth people? Are they the ones holding pitchforks and burning torches like yourself?[/p][/quote]Yes & Moleknob is the leader. What a horrible bigot of a?? 'thing' it is. stevobath
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7:44pm Fri 2 May 14

kalebmoledirt says...

s-pb2 wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
What percentage of these disfunctional bunch of scroungers are born and bred in Bournemouth and how many have been dumped in Dorset by other counties on the promise of Rehab,.And readily available accommodation by dodgy landlords daft judges.And overworked NHS workers.
How do you tell who are Bournemouth people? Are they the ones holding pitchforks and burning torches like yourself?
The one's not wearing Man United or Liverpool shirts
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: What percentage of these disfunctional bunch of scroungers are born and bred in Bournemouth and how many have been dumped in Dorset by other counties on the promise of Rehab,.And readily available accommodation by dodgy landlords daft judges.And overworked NHS workers.[/p][/quote]How do you tell who are Bournemouth people? Are they the ones holding pitchforks and burning torches like yourself?[/p][/quote]The one's not wearing Man United or Liverpool shirts kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 1

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