Lancashire County Council praised for supporting families in need

Lancashire County Council praised for helping families in need Credit: ITV Granada

Lancashire County Council has been awarded fifteen and a half million pounds in recognition of its work in supporting families in difficulties.

Council figures show that Lancashire has given help to 8,260 families between 2015 and 2020, involving 19,632 children in the county.

The Council says its Children and Family Wellbeing service and its partners have helped more families than any other council in the north west through the government's Troubled Families programme.

The scheme targets families with a wide range of complex social and health issues, including involvement in crime, anti-social behaviour, truancy, unemployment, mental health needs and domestic abuse.

It aims to support families at an early stage, preventing issues from getting worse.