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Children and families

Family Hubs

We're working with partners across York to develop a Family Hub model, funded by the Department for Education.

The family hub model is a way of working that joins together lots of different services including:

  • midwifery
  • health visitors
  • mental health support services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

The aim is to ensure that everyone:

  • is able to access the help and support they need at an early stage, preventing any problems from getting worse
  • achieve better outcomes for all children and young people

Family Hubs support runs from pregnancy, through the child’s early years and later childhood, and into early adulthood until they reach the age of 19 (or up to 25 for young people with SEND).

Family Hubs timescales

We’ll start to pilot Family Hub sites from June 2023 and will have 3 Family Hub sites in place by March 2024. We’re currently looking at where those sites might be and which buildings could be used.

However, the Family Hubs model isn’t just about buildings; the offer of Family Hubs and the joined-up family support services will extend across the city, through outreach provision.

Get involved with Family Hubs

We want to involve child and health professionals in developing the new Family Hubs, together with local people who will use the facilities.

We’ll share information about how you can get involved in shaping the hubs, and the provision available, in the next few months.

Also see:

Family Hubs

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA