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Social Exclusion: Health Interventions

Volume 457: debated on Wednesday 7 March 2007

9. To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment her Department has made of the potential impact of health interventions on social exclusion. (125526)

The Government believe that health interventions can be highly effective in tackling social exclusion. As set out in the Social Exclusion Action Plan, we will launch two sets of pilots that will test different health interventions. These are the ten Nurse Family Partnership pilots based on the US model which has seen incredible results; and up to four Multi-systemic Therapy pilots which are well evidence-based in the US, which will help tackle mental health problems in childhood.