MORE money is to be provided to help local families.
Kirklees Council’s Cabinet has announced funding to expand the Family Intervention Project.
Previously known as the Kirklees Families Project, the service has been operating since 2006 and works with adults and children to reduce their anti-social behaviour so they can keep the family home rather than running the risk of eviction.
It is aimed at families with children under the age of 16.
Clr Andrew Marchington, Cabinet member for adults and communities, said: “So far the project has helped 28 families. The extra funding means that the project will start to expand from July to support up to 50 families at any one time.
“This project does not just help families to maintain their own
homes, it also means that the communities in which they live experience less noise and disruption and this results in improved relations with friends and neighbours.
“This project aims to provide one-to-one practical support to families for up to a year and the results have shown that the project makes an impact; during the previous 12 months, 98% of families have improved their behaviour and remained in their own homes”.
Clr Shabir Pandor, Cabinet member for adults and communities, said: “Families can also receive support from the project
team to manage various aspects of family life, including money”.