Spotlight on... Family Hubs
75 local authorities have been announced as eligible to a share of the £302 million to create children and family hubs. Hackney has been selected!
Hackney already provides excellent high quality services for the 0-5 population through our Children’s Centres. These centres offer wide ranging support from; postnatal and antenatal care, infant feeding, and access to early years education, pathways to employment and early help parenting support.
The broadening of our current provision will provide a universal front door to families, offering a ‘one one-stop-shop’ and increased opportunities for whole family working, through a child’s early years until they reach the age of 19 (or 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities)
Engagement sessions with key stakeholders and needs analysis work is underway to look at the pairing of Neighbourhoods and alignment with our children’s centre clusters in preparation for Family Hubs.
- A family hub is a system-wide model of providing high-quality, joined-up, whole-family support services. Hubs deliver these services from conception, through a child’s early years until they reach the age of 19 (or 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities).
- Family hubs will provide a universal ‘front door’ to families, offering a ‘one-stop shop’ of family support services across their social care, education, mental health and physical health needs, with a comprehensive Start for Life offer for parents and babies at its core.
Read more about the delivery model below.
- There is a clear and simple way for families with children of all ages to access help and support through a family hub building and approach
- Services work together for families, with a universal ‘front door’, shared outcomes and effective governance.
- Professionals work together through co-location, data-sharing and a common approach to their work. Families only have to tell their story once, the service is more efficient, and families receive more effective support.
- Statutory services and voluntary and community sector (VCS) partners work together to get families the help they need.
- The family hub prioritises strengthening relationships and builds on family strengths.
- Relationships are at the heart of everything that is delivered in family hub