Camden families visit London Zoo for the launch of new family support offer
Yesterday (5 June), local families spent the day at London Zoo for the launch of Camden’s new Family Hub Network and to find out more about what support is available for families in the borough.
Camden Council’s new Family Hubs will make it easier for families to access the support they need from conception and throughout a child’s early years and beyond.
The Camden Family Hub Network, funded by the Government’s national Family Hubs and Start for Life programme, provides a universal ‘front door’ for families to access all the information and support they need from pregnancy to the time their children reach 19 or 25 if they have special needs or disabilities.
Services within the Family Hub Network include infant feeding support, debt and welfare advice, health visiting, domestic abuse support, mental health services and much more, building on Camden’s current family support offer.
To launch the new Camden Family Hub Network, over 100 children, parents, and carers in Camden visited London Zoo to hear more about the many services in the borough that offer vital help and support.
As a borough, we are committed to supporting families in every way we can to help them live well and thrive. We know the struggles and pressures that families are currently facing, so it’s more important than ever that we have this enhanced provision in place.
Through our new Family Hub Network, we will be able to provide readily available support all in one place - from babies all the way through to teenagers - all with the Camden seal of approval. These hubs will make a huge difference to the lives of many in Camden and we hope to extend this network of family hubs as wide and far as possible to support even more of our families.
Camden Council is one of 75 local authorities to receive a share of £300million from the Government to deliver enhanced family hubs.
As part of work to deliver the Camden Family Hub Network, the Council is transforming five of its existing children’s centres into Children’s Centres and Family Hubs. These sites are:
- 1a Children’s Centre
- Agar Children’s Centre
- Harmood Children’s Centre
- Kilburn Grange Children’s Centre
- Regent’s Park Children’s Centre.
These centres will be developed, alongside additional training and development for staff, building on what is currently on offer for families in Camden. Find out more at Family Hubs.
To help families on low incomes, London Zoo has made reduced price tickets available to charities, community groups and individuals through its Community Access Scheme – to check eligibility and book tickets head to londonzoo.org/CAS