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'The Troubled Families programme demonstrates exactly what our long-term economic plan means for people. New opportunities for families to turn their lives around and make something of themselves; more economic security for local communities blighted by worklessness; and more economic stability for taxpayers, as we reduce the bills for social failure and get this country living within its means.Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said:
'It’s a triple-win; an amazing programme; and we’re going to extend its reach as far as possible.'
'This government has turned around the lives of thousands of troubled families, transforming prospects for younger people and creating a fairer society. Unlike previous governments, we’ve brought together multiple services to finally deal with complex problems in a more effective and efficient way. Given that these issues previously cost an estimated £9 billion a year, that’s great news for taxpayers too.'Head of the Troubled Families programme Louise Casey CB said:
'This programme is working so effectively because it deals with the whole family and all of their problems, with 1 key worker going in through the front door and getting to grips with an average of 9 different problems, rather than a series of services failing to engage or get the family to change.
'It is a fantastic achievement to have built up troubled families teams so quickly so that 117,000 families are now being worked with and 69,000 have already been turned around.'
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