A network of ‘Family Hubs’ has formed across Leicestershire, connecting residents to support and advice across the county.
Leicestershire County Council’s newest Family Hubs opened in Market Harborough and Wigston Magna earlier this week. They join venues already open in Coalville, Loughborough, Melton and Hinckley.
Family hubs are places parents and carers of children aged between 0-19 (or 25 for young people with special educational needs or disabilities) can visit to receive a whole host of information, signposting or support and guidance on a range of topics including parenting, family health, relationships, education, employment and more.
With six of the main hubs now open in key locations, more hubs are to be rolled-out from September in towns and villages. These include Moira, Greenhill (Coalville), Syston, Shelthorpe (Loughborough), Huncote, Barwell, Earl Shilton, Braunstone Town and Castle Donington.
As our network of Family Hubs continues to grow, we want to ensure that parents and carers feel supported and know where they can turn for parenting advice all the way from conception, through the early years and into the start of adulthood. It has been great to see these spaces already used and making their mark in local communities.
Alongside our network of Family Hub buildings, we are developing our new Family Hubs website as another key way to reach more families and continue our support work.
Person:Councillor Deborah Taylor, cabinet member for children and families
The new Family Hubs website is due to launch at the end of the year. It will act as a portal, enabling families, young people and professionals to access a whole range of information and advice.
Leicestershire is one of 12 local authorities to secure a slice of a £12m pot of grant funding to transform the way services are delivered for families.
With locations of Family Hubs, the full network of hubs is expected to be open by spring 2024.
For more information on Family Hubs in Leicestershire, email email@example.com
Hubs now open can be found in the following locations:
- Coalville Children and Family Wellbeing Centre
- Loughborough West Children and Family Wellbeing Centre
- Venture House Melton Children and Family Wellbeing Centre
- Hinckley Granville Children and Family Wellbeing Centre
- Market Harborough Children and Family Wellbeing Centre
- Wigston Magna Children and Family Wellbeing Centre