A Family Support Hub is a multi-agency network of statutory, community and voluntary organisations that provide early intervention services, or work with families who need support. There are currently 29 Family Support Hubs in operation covering ALL of Northern Ireland.
During Covid 19 :
The Family Support Hubs continue to be open for referrals during the Covid 19 pandemic
They will try to access Family Support agencies during this time but this will be subject to individual projects ability to respond.
What do Family Support Hubs do ?
Family support hubs support access to early intervention family support services for families and children/young persons aged up to 18 years.
A Family Support Hub is a multi-agency network of statutory, community and voluntary organisations that provide early intervention services, or work with families who need support.
The network accepts referrals and uses their knowledge of local service providers to signpost families with specific needs to an appropriate service.
What do they do?
The specific purpose of hubs is as follows:
• To improve access to early intervention family Support services by matching the needs of referred families to family support providers
• To improve coordination of early intervention family support services by creating a collaborative network of community, voluntary and statutory providers
• To improve awareness of early intervention family support services
• To assess the level of unmet need for early intervention family support services and inform the Trust Outcomes Group.
Hubs coordinate existing statutory/community and voluntary services. Some hubs have attached services but this is separate from the hub function which is about coordination.
How do I contact my LOCAL Family Support Hub ?
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If you wish to make a referral please contact the appropriate coordinator