Funding available for local authorities in England to open family hubs in their area.
The Department for Education (DfE) are seeking applications for transformation funding from local authorities (LAs) that do not currently have family hubs, and that wish to transform to a family hub model of service delivery, with a commitment to open family hubs by March 2024.
The Fund seeks to open family hubs to drive improvement across a range of outcomes.
In the short and medium-term, family hubs can lead to:
For professionals – improved ways of working and interprofessional collaboration; improved working relationships with families i.e., ‘team around the family approach’), including handover between professionals between and across services; improved data-sharing.
For families and children – better access to early help services and professionals; better relationship with professionals; and improved userexperience i.e., around service navigation and communication.
At a local commissioning and delivery level – improved partnership working between services; improved governance and decision-making at authority level across services; clearer and/or shared funding arrangements across services; improved needs assessment, planning and commissioning/de-commissioning across services.
In the long-term, family hubs can improve outcomes around family relationships and stability; physical and mental health and wellbeing; education and training; employment, finance and debt, housing and parent-child relationship.
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