Over 500 extra Surrey families will get help to transform their lives after the Government rewarded the county council for being among the best at supporting those most in need.
The Government today announced plans to give more money to the top-performing councils working with vulnerable families, including Surrey, whose programme has already helped 420 families in the county turn their lives around.
Clare Curran, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Associate for Children, Schools and Learning, said: “We’re doing all we can to give vulnerable families in Surrey a brighter future, so it’s brilliant that the Government has recognised we’re among the best at this and decided to increase funding so we can support 550 more families to take control of their lives.
“Surrey’s Family Support programme is all about transforming lives blighted by crime, domestic abuse or unemployment, but the work will benefit all taxpayers in the county by reducing these families’ reliance on public services in the future.”
For more information, see a press release on the Department for Communities and Local Government website.