Better start £5m boost helps East Lancashire families

First published in News

MORE than 200 families in Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale have benefited from a ‘better start’ thanks to a £5million programme.

Free school meal pupils have been targeted by the Best Start Lancashire initiative, to provide extra support for reception, Year 1 and Year 2 age children.

County council chiefs began the programme in 2011-12 with a £2million investment and matched that funding for 2012-13.

An additional £1million has been earmarked for the coming year and beyond that it is hoped schools will use ‘pupil premium’ payments for free meal students to continue the work.

In Burnley 142 families were offered advice on bottle-feeding, potty-training and speech development, and individual support packages were put in place where necessary.

This school year the focus will be on helping parents to fill out school admission forms.

Fifty-five parents in Pendle took part in learning courses and 22 gained English and child support qualifications. Extra help with securing learning, training and employment opportunities is on offer in 2013.

Meanwhile in Rossendale school attendance was improved for five families and support packages offered for another 20.

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11:40pm Wed 30 Jan 13

buckoff says...

Is it any wonder this country is on its backside. Why on earth when people get benefits to provide for there kids they then get more handouts to pay for the same again. Cigs booze and drugs before kids welfare springs to mind.
Is it any wonder this country is on its backside. Why on earth when people get benefits to provide for there kids they then get more handouts to pay for the same again. Cigs booze and drugs before kids welfare springs to mind. buckoff
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12:17am Thu 31 Jan 13

lmhjones says...

do you have insider knowledge that the families selected have issues with cigs booze and drugs?
do you have insider knowledge that the families selected have issues with cigs booze and drugs? lmhjones
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7:19am Thu 31 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

lmhjones wrote:
do you have insider knowledge that the families selected have issues with cigs booze and drugs?
wake up and smell the coffee you cretin.
[quote][p][bold]lmhjones[/bold] wrote: do you have insider knowledge that the families selected have issues with cigs booze and drugs?[/p][/quote]wake up and smell the coffee you cretin. 2 for 5p
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7:21am Thu 31 Jan 13

BuckoTheMoose says...

More taxpayer money teaching parents things they should be finding out for themselves.
More taxpayer money teaching parents things they should be finding out for themselves. BuckoTheMoose
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9:50am Thu 31 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

fags booze drugs
the gutter filth that are receiving this help will be on 2 of the above substances , some of them all three.
fags booze drugs the gutter filth that are receiving this help will be on 2 of the above substances , some of them all three. 2 for 5p
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10:11am Thu 31 Jan 13

jack daniels says...

2 for 5p wrote:
fags booze drugs the gutter filth that are receiving this help will be on 2 of the above substances , some of them all three.
considering many of these people receiving this support will be from asian heritage I can only conclude buck's and your comment is worth s***.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: fags booze drugs the gutter filth that are receiving this help will be on 2 of the above substances , some of them all three.[/p][/quote]considering many of these people receiving this support will be from asian heritage I can only conclude buck's and your comment is worth s***. jack daniels
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5:14pm Thu 31 Jan 13

sen c ble says...

jack daniels wrote:
2 for 5p wrote:
fags booze drugs the gutter filth that are receiving this help will be on 2 of the above substances , some of them all three.
considering many of these people receiving this support will be from asian heritage I can only conclude buck's and your comment is worth s***.
Typical nory commenting his usual 8ull. Many scroungers you will find are your close chums, and I mean your relies. U total 455 scraper, and that's a compliment!
[quote][p][bold]jack daniels[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: fags booze drugs the gutter filth that are receiving this help will be on 2 of the above substances , some of them all three.[/p][/quote]considering many of these people receiving this support will be from asian heritage I can only conclude buck's and your comment is worth s***.[/p][/quote]Typical nory commenting his usual 8ull. Many scroungers you will find are your close chums, and I mean your relies. U total 455 scraper, and that's a compliment! sen c ble
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