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Supporting Leicestershire Families

We are working together with the county council, other district councils, the police, NHS and other agencies to improve support for more than 3,000 families across the county.

Our team of family support workers work directly with vulnerable families to support them to achieve better outcomes and turn their lives around.

A joined up approach

By working together and intervening earlier, we can transform the lives of these families, by reducing intergenerational cycles of debt, poverty, violence and worklessness. Working together will also reduce the need for families to deal with several different agencies at any one time.

We want to re-balance the way services are delivered, so that we focus on the families that need the support - intervening early and reducing the risk of problems escalating. We’ll make sure that families get the right support, at the right time, to help them achieve greater independence. The Supporting Leicestershire Families service will also save money from the public purse. It is estimated that in Leicestershire we could save up to £53 million, through better, more targeted services.

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