Family hubs and family centres

We know parents want the best for their children. That’s why we run our Family Hubs and Family Centres, to help support parents and carers to ensure every child has the best start in life.

What are Family Hubs and Family Centres?

Our Family Hubs and Family Centres are fun and friendly safe spaces for parents, parents-to-be, carers, and children to learn, develop, and find support.  

We created our Family Hubs and Family Centres to help parents and carers make new connections, access information, and find the most appropriate support for them and the children in their care. 

In 2022-23 alone, we helped more than 200,000 children, young people, parents and carers through 87 children’s centres and family hubs across the UK.* 

*For more information on this statistic, click here

Every service is different as we focus on and adapt to the needs of the families in each community. 

Our Family Hubs and Family Centres offer the opportunity to meet other parents, find support, and access a range of information and classes in areas such as: 

  • parenting advice 
  • play services, including sensory play for children 

  • parent/child bonding 

  • speech and language  

  • infant feeding and nutrition, including breastfeeding support 

  • antenatal and postnatal care  

  • mental health support 

We also provided more specialist services including support for: 

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Virtual Family Space 

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If you aren’t able to get to one of our services in person there is still support and advice you can access at home. A great resource to use is our Virtual Family Space

Our Virtual Family Space is an online virtual family hub that includes further information, advice, and guidance to help support all stages of your parenting and caring journey. You can find out more about this online resource here. 

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