Solihull children and families will benefit from new Family Hubs where they’ll be able to get the support and services they need. The Council has got £1m from the Government to the Hubs which will be spread across the borough making sure they are easy for people to get to, with digital alternatives such as virtual appointments and online group sessions for those who can’t.
The aim is to give children and families the best start in life through a ‘one-stop’ shop approach. A Hub will offer a whole range of activities under one roof for families with children and young people up to 19 years old, and up to 25 for young people with additional needs.
They will offer health appointments, including seeing midwives and health visitors, social activities, support for parents, help for people with special educational needs, playgroups and youth clubs.
These new Hubs will also provide experts to help with debt, mental health issues and addictions as well as adult education and much more.
The Council has worked closely with the NHS and local charities to put this project together. Now the funding has been secured it is anticipated the Hubs will be up and running by the start of 2024.
Family Hubs opening in 2023/2024
A pilot hub launched on October 16 2023 in the Evergreen space next to Yorkswood Primary School in Kingshurst. This hub is operated by the Colebridge Trust.
Three further Family Hubs will open in spring 2024 at:
- Elmwood Place in Smiths Wood
- a building on Bosworth Drive outside St Anne’s Catholic Primary School in Chelmsley Wood
- Hatchford Brook Youth and Community Centre in Elmdon
The Hubs will be complemented by improved outreach services in Meriden, Shirley and Solihull and outlying areas, as well as a digital offer for all Solihull families.
If you have any questions or comments and want to get in touch with the Family Hubs team directly, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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