Family Hub Networks in Nottinghamshire - Information for Families

What are Family Hub Networks? 

Family Hub Networks will provide high-quality, whole family, joined up support services. Family Hubs can offer support from pregnancy, through the child’s early years, later childhood and into young adulthood, up to the age of 19 (or up to 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities). 

Family Hubs aim to make a positive difference for parents, carers, and children by offering a wider range of support in local buildings and through digital online spaces, as well as outreach in family homes or community venues, where families can easily access support for the challenges they may be facing. Family Hubs will provide a ‘front door’ to all families, offering a ‘one-stop shop’ of family support services including, mental and physical health, learning and care needs, with a wide offer for parents and babies at its core.

Each Family Hub is different and designed for the local community it serves. 

 

Family Hub Networks in Nottinghamshire 

We are busy developing 3 pilot Family Hub Networks with plans to roll out more in the next couple of years. 

In Nottinghamshire, we are proposing that there are 1-3 Family Hub Networks in each District depending on local needs. 

Each Family Hub Network will have a main site open Monday to Friday (with some weekend opening), and a number of other places which will include other services such as Libraries, Children’s Centre Services, Young People’s Centres.  

Family Hub Networks will help us deliver our  Early Help Strategy and  Best Start Strategy. 

 

What do Family Hubs provide? 

Once we have developed Nottinghamshire Family Hub Networks, they will be places in your local community offering services and support for families from different in one building.  

Services include, antenatal and postnatal appointments and sessions, children’s health sessions, early help advice, parenting support for mums and dads, play sessions, and lots more. Each Family Hub Network will also include services such as Young People’s Services, Libraries, Disability Services, charities, and District /Borough Councils.  

Each Family Hub Network will be made up of staff from various professional backgrounds including Family Support Workers and Parenting professionals, Healthy Family Team practitioners (health visitors and school nurses), Youth Workers and more. 

Professionals helping to deliver Family Hub Network services will be there to support families. We will offer advice on child health, managing behaviour, sleep issues, feeding, money management, volunteering and more. We will work closely with other services and additional support can be offered with issues such as housing, finances, relationships and wellbeing. 

 

Want to get involved?

We are looking for young people and parents to help us plan our three new design sites. If you want to get involved in helping us create Family Hub Networks, please get in touch at earlychildhoodservices@nottscc.gov.uk  

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