THURROCK’S Troubled Families Summer Arts College has been recognised as one of the best performing initiatives in the country.
The project, co-funded by Thurrock Council’s Troubled Families service and Unitas, helps those involved to navigate problem solving and explore healthy relationships, while developing arts skills.
Over the summer, the Arts College arranged a series of activities for those involved to learn new skills and put themselves to the test. The young people achieved the Arts Council England awards graded either Discover, Explore and Bronze
Participants’ literacy and numeracy skills are measured before, during and after the project to see how they are developing, and Thurrock’s Arts College was awarded a plaque from Unitas for achieving some of the highest results.
Cabinet Member for Children’s and Adult Social Care, Cllr Sue Little, said: “I am thrilled that the work the Troubled Families team does has been recognised in this way.
“To see how these young people have developed during their time with the Arts College continues to impress me.
“My congratulations go to all those involved – from the young people who have learnt new skills, to the dedicated team who want the best possible outcomes for our young people.”