Family Hubs programme

A family walking a field with their daughters swinging on their arms. On the left reads Family Hubs


Lincolnshire County Council has been selected as one of 75 local authorities to benefit from the government’s Family Hubs programme.

Hosted by the Department for Education and Department for Health and Social Care, the programme aims to make a positive difference to families by providing high-quality, joined-up support services from pregnancy, through a child’s early years and up until they are 19 (or 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities).

The Family Hubs programme is not about new buildings, but about adapting how and where information, advice and help are delivered to ensure families get the right support, at the right time, in the right place. There is clear evidence that identifying risks early and preventing problems from escalating brings better long-term outcomes for children and their families.

Importantly, the programme will mean additional investment, building upon the support already provided by children’s centres and the early help team. The council will be working closely with its partners, families and local communities to improve the services available, particularly in the crucial first 1,001 days of a child’s life.