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Tower Hamlets Family Hubs

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What are Family Hubs?

Family Hubs are a new way of bringing together all the support you may need as a family. From pregnancy through to young people turning 19 (or 25 if they have a disability).

Tower Hamlets vision is for Family Hubs to operate as a network of services like health, education, housing, council and the voluntary sector.

These services work together to provide high quality, whole-family, joined up support, ensuring that children, young people and families get the right help.

The Family Hubs initiative was launched by Andrea Leadsom in conjunction with the Anna Freud Centre and the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) 

“The Government has committed to championing Family Hubs. They are a way of joining up locally to improve access to services, the connections between families, professionals, services providers, and putting relationships at the heart of family help.

Hub buildings are supported by virtual offers, with services for families with children of all ages. How services are delivered varies from place to place, but these principles are key to the Family Hub model.”

What are we doing?

We are currently in the first stage of the Family Hub development process.

We are gathering information to outline the needs of children, young people and families and engaging with all relevant stakeholders to understand how best Family Hubs can meet those needs.

We held the following stakeholder events to do this.

Community Early Help networking event

Wednesday 3 February 2022

This event was about bringing together partners to network and acquire feedback, ideas and suggestions on the locality working model.

The aim of the partner network launch event is to bring together local organisations that work with families to discuss how we can embed a community driven, coordinated early help offer for families with children aged 0-19 (25 with SEND).

Family Hub partnership

Family Hubs parents and family event

Wednesday 23 March 2022

This event was about giving parents a chance to give feedback on the services for families, children and young people and in explaining the Family Hub approach.

There were many different organisations who had information stalls. The even was also attended by Deputy Mayor Cllr Asma Begum.

Family Hub parent event

Developing Family Hubs Workshop for parents, carers and practitioners

Thursday 31 March 2022

This workshop for parents, carers and practitioners was about reviewing local strengths and areas for development. We looked at how services for children, young people and families are organised and agreed on the desired outcomes for children and families.

Family Hubs workshop at the PDC

Locality partnership

Locality partnership have been set up in each of the four localities within Tower Hamlets – North West, North East, South East and South West.

The purpose of the groups is for stakeholders within each of the respective localities to come together and support the Family Hub development process.

Each Locality Partnership consists of stakeholders from the council, health sector, voluntary sector, local schools and nurseries, as well as parents and family representatives.

Each Locality Partnership aims to meet every 4-6 weeks.

North West Locality Partnership 

Wednesday 18 May 2022
Please contact Luthfa.Rahman@towerhamlets.gov.uk for more details.

North East Locality Partnership 

Tuesday 17 May 2022
Please contact Luthfa.Meah@towerhamlets.gov.uk for more details.

South East Locality Partnership

Friday 6 May 2022
Please contact Sue.Nolan@towerhamlets.gov.uk for more details.

South West Locality Partnership

Friday 13 May 2022
Please contact Syeda.Pasha@towerhamlets.gov.uk for more details.

How can you get involved?

Please complete this survey to help us better understand how well the multi-agency system in Tower Hamlets supports children and families and how we can improve on that.

Attend one of our ‘Family Hub Development - Progress Webinars’ to find out more and get an update on the development of the Family Hub initiative.

Previous webinars

Date: Wednesday 4 May 2022
Time: 11am–12pm

Date: Saturday 7 May 2022
Time: 12–1pm

Future webinars

To be confirmed

Speak to a Community Engagement Manager at one of our Children and Family Centres to find out more about the Family Hub and how you can get involved.