EXCLUSIVE Family Intervention does work

The Family Intervention Project (FIP) scheme which aims to tackle antisocial behaviour and ‘problem families’ by forcing them to mend their ways.

Targeted families could lose their homes if they don’t improve their behaviour.

Nationally success is around 83% but here in Plymouth they reckon it's above 90%.

Not only that but it's proving more cost effective the splitting families up and sending the parents to jail and the children into care.

According to the government, the cost to taxpayers of anti-social families can be between £250,000 and £350,000 a year.

The average cost of counselling each family is expected to be between £8,000 and £15,000 a year.

Manager of the Anti-social behaviour unit John Drury

  • Plymouth couple who've been through the programme: GO HERE
  • A key worker tells Heart why they are so successful: GO HERE