Director General: Troubled Families Unit
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Politics and policy
29 March 1965
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Oaklands RC Comprehensive School, Portsmouth; Goldsmith's College, University of London
As Director General of the Troubled Families Unit, Louise Casey is at the front line of the government's effort to turn around the lives of 120,000 families by 2015. She was appointed to the post in November 2011. She had previously advised the Blair and Brown governments on numerous social issues including homelessness, crime, antisocial behaviour and disorder. She is also working with the government on the aftermath of the riots in 2011.
She has worked in social policy throughout her career making contacts across the political spectrum. She is known for her outspoken views.