THE leader of a national campaign to be help families with major problems visited Worcestershire to meet partners who are implementing its programmes locally.

Last year, the county council, local housing associations and the Vestia Community Trust , signed a contract with the Troubled Families to deliver Worcestershire Stronger Families

Louise Casey, director general of Troubled Families, has now met the partners to see how the prgramme is working.

She said: "This visit was a great opportunity for me to meet those working hard to deliver the Troubled Families programme in Worcestershire. I was impressed by the determination of those working on the frontline and reassured that Worcestershire County Council remains committed to driving the programme forward and delivering real change for families locally.”

Mel Bailey of the Vestia Community Trust said: “The strength of our bid was the financial and practical support offered by our housing association partners, and our track record of working in partnership with children’s services to support families with multiple needs."