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Family Hubs to be re-launched for support for local families

2:22 pm, Friday, 15th September 2023 - 9 months ago

Children and families

Our local Family Hubs are set to reopen in the next six months offering vital services to children and families in North East Lincolnshire.

The Hubs, which have been open in a reduced way since the COVID pandemic, will benefit from funding from the Government’s Start for Life and Family Hubs Programme.  The Council is one of 75 Local Authorities that have been chosen to pilot this programme.

The programme aims to make a positive difference to, parents, soon to be parents, carers and their children by joining-up services, making them easier to access and being seen as a ‘one stop shop’ for support.

Immingham Family Hub is set to launch first, with doors opening officially on Monday 25 September to support families. Residents and families can grab a sneak peek of the support on offer, at a family fun day on Saturday 23rd September from 10am to 2pm.

The launch day will be open to Immingham residents and families, with fun activities including competitions, games, face-painting and a tombola.

“We want all children in North East Lincolnshire to be happy, healthy and successful,” said Councillor Margaret Cracknell, portfolio holder for children and education at North East Lincolnshire Council.

“We know that a child’s experiences in their early years can have a major influence on their later life; so we are thrilled to have been chosen as one of the 75 Local Authorities to benefit from the Government’s Start for Life and Family Hubs Programme.

“An important part of this will be relaunching our 7 Family Hubs to provide a range of activities and help for families, particularly those with babies and young children.

“All of our Hubs are free to attend for any family member, including grandparents and foster carers, and we’re keen to involve parents and carers in the planning of activities at these sites.”

All Family Hubs will offer:

  • Child and family health services including for parents to be
  • Advice and information for families on things such as childcare or wellbeing
  • Access to someone to talk to if you are struggling or need some help as a parent/carer
  • Extra support for parents/carers who need it including parenting programmes, 1-1 advice, support and connecting with other services
  • Training and employment advice
  • Fun early education activities to enjoy as a family

Each Hub will also offer additional services and activities tailored to the needs of the local community, which we will develop with families.  Keep an eye out for these exciting developments and to find your local Family Hub visit: www.nelincs.gov.uk.

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