First Sure Start projects under way

15 Apr 99
The first 21 projects in the government's £80m Sure Start programme have been given the green light and are expected to provide extra services to 18,000 disadvantaged children four years old and under.

16 April 1999

The projects, targeted at the most deprived areas in England, will offer advice and support for parents on health, education and child development. The first projects, in areas including Bristol, Hull, Manchester and Oxford are expected to begin in early summer.

So far, the government has committed £80m for the scheme in 1999/2000 and will announce a further tranche of projects later this year.


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