A “super team” of public sector and education officials is to be established to deal with up to 1,200 problem families.
Step right up to the front of the queue! Your own private ‘Zil lane’, all you feckless…
Brighton and Hove City Council leader Bill Randall has confirmed that the local authority will establish the dedicated unit to ensure help is given to those people who require the most support.
It will include social workers, housing officers, police, fire service and Brighton and Hove City College.
The council hopes this will free up other teams to tackle other issues for the rest of the city’s 250,000 residents.
In other words, those who are left will be handling all the normal people. Your granny needs a new boiler? She’ll have to get in line behind Donna’s need for a new front door because Wayne smashed it in when he came home drunk again…
The Government has identified 675 “troubled families” in Brighton and Hove, 1,165 in West Sussex and 1,015 in East Sussex.
Some say ‘troubled’, others say ‘troubling‘…
Brighton Kemptown Tory MP Simon Kirby said: “If we can spend a fraction of that money identifying and supporting families early on, then not only will it help them in dealing with the problems that they face, but it will save the tax payer a considerable sum in the long term.”
Ah, yes, the taxpayer! Tell me, Simon, what reduction in their council tax will these taxpayers get to reflect their suddenly becoming second-tier citizens in the system they are paying into?