Halton Family Hubs

We're working with partners in Halton to develop family hubs across the borough by March 2025.
This work is being funded by the Department for Education from the government’s Family Hubs Transformation Fund.

Since February 2024, we have been working with parents to find out what supports their wellbeing during pregnancy and through the perinatal period and now we want to fund projects and ideas that create more of the good stuff! You can read the reports below:

What are family hubs?

Family hubs support children and young people from birth until they reach the age of 19 (or up to 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities). They bring council, health and community services together so that families can access the right support at the right time.

Our family hubs will provide a mix of physical and virtual spaces, as well as outreach, where families can easily access non-judgmental support for the challenges they may be facing.

Services that are planned to be delivered from family hubs include:

  • midwifery appointments, health checks, weaning and nutrition advice, early years play education and sensory development
  • intensive support to reduce family problems that result in family breakdown, working with the child and family to make positive changes
  • family help and support for children with disabilities or additional needs
  • practical support around finance and housing
  • youth support services, including youth justice
  • mental health support for children, young people, families and new parents

Where to find our family hubs

Family hubs are not necessarily about creating new buildings but focus on bringing services together and changing the way family help and support is delivered locally. In practice, this will be a mix of using existing children’s centres and other community spaces.

Timescales for our family hubs

Between now and March 2025, all children’s centres in Halton will become family hubs.

You can read about recent launch events here:

Kingsway Family Hub in Widnes was launched on 19 July 2023.

Runcorn Family Hubs were launched on 25 October 2023

We are also developing our online family hub offer to give families access to information and services 24/7.

What’s on at family hubs?

There are lots of great free activities and events held at family hubs:

View What's on at your Family Hubs »

New for 2024 – Baby showers – for mums, dads, parents, grandparents – relaxed drop-in sessions to get practical information, advice and support for the different stages of a baby’s development from our trusted and experienced staff including nurses and midwives. More information on our family hubs website

Where can I find more information on local services to support families?

Please contact your local Family Hub or our family information service.

Halton Family Hub Conferences

If you are a professional working with young people, children and families in Halton and are interested in attending our forthcoming conference, please contact familyhubs@halton.gov.uk.