Government Targets ‘Trouble Families’ On Scilly

hugh town from garrisonThe Town Hall will have to share information with Jobcentre Plus on so-called ‘trouble families’ in Scilly as part of the government’s crackdown on reliance on benefits.

Trouble families are defined as ones with truanting children, those involved in youth crime or anti social behaviour or families who receive over £75,000 in state benefits annually.

In figures released yesterday, the Department of Communities and Local Government claims there are two of these families on the islands.

In the statement, Minister Iain Duncan Smith claims that worklessness is a particular issue affecting this group.

From the information collected, the government says that Jobcentre Plus will know who to offer job interview skills and CV writing guidance support to.

Recently, the Town Hall received a £30,000 grant to develop some Jobcentre Plus services in Scilly.


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