Residents' views needed on introduction of Brent Family Hubs
4 July 2019
Eight new Family Hubs are set to be developed in Brent and local residents are invited to have their say on what services they want to see included.
The new Family Hubs, which will be situated around the borough, will include a wide range of services for families. They will expand on the existing Children's Centre provision for 0-5 year olds, as all public health services will be delivered from the hubs, and community midwifery will continue to be provided. The new hubs will also provide support for children aged 0-18 years, and up to 25 years for those with disabilities. Peer support, youth mentoring, as well as weekend and evening activities for children, are just some of the proposed new additions.
By 2020, Brent's direct funding from central Government will have been cut by 79%. Following extensive public consultation about a wide range of savings proposals earlier this year, the council decided to develop eight Family Hubs from Children's Centre locations in Brent and provide support for families all easily accessible in one place.
Cllr Mili Patel, Cabinet Member for Children's Safeguarding, Early Help and Social Care said:
"The new Family Hub Model proposes to provide families with more services they want and need all under one roof.
"We aim to provide a range of activities and services that are currently offered at the Children's Centres, while adding new services covering a much wider age range.
"I want to see all children in the borough are given every opportunity to succeed"
The consultation is open now and will run until 2 August 2019. You can have your say by filling in the survey online - https://consultation.brent.gov.uk/family-hubs/childrens-centre-redevelopments/.
You can attend one of the Family Hub taster sessions between 8 and 19 July. To find out more go to Curzon Children's Centre or look out for social media posts from Brent Council.