Harvard fellow takes interest in Hampshire programme for troubled families

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A COUNCIL programme that helps troubled families has piqued the interest of a world-renowned university.

Hampshire County Council’s supporting troubled families programme was the subject of a visit from Harvard Kennedy School’s government performance lab innovation fellow Christina Economy.

Ms Economy met Councillor Keith Mans, the county’s deputy leader and chairman of the programme’s support group to discuss how the programme was working.

The programme aims to turn around the lives of at least 5,560 Hampshire families dealing with complex issues such as unemployment and anti-social behaviour.

Speaking on the visit, Councillor Mans said: ‘We are honoured that our programme has caught the attention of such an esteemed institution from across the Atlantic and is being recognised.’