People in Calderdale are being asked for their views to help develop designs for the new Family Hubs programme.
Calderdale Council is creating a new network of Family Hubs, which will provide support for families in Calderdale with children aged 0-19 years (or up to age 25 for young people with special educational needs or disabilities).
To make sure Family Hubs reflect the needs of local communities, Calderdale Council recently held two workshop events with families and a further online session for professionals, to help shape the branding and design which will be used for the hubs programme.
Feedback from these sessions has been used to create two brand design ideas and people are being asked to choose their preferred option – the one they feel best reflects Calderdale families.
The designs are available to view at https://forms.office.com/e/4Uz4eBkhB8(external link), where people can also have their say. They will also be on display in locations across the borough, including youth centres, libraries, and children’s centres.
Preferences can be submitted until Friday 28 July 2023. After this date, the results will be collated, and the most popular design will be further developed to become the design for Calderdale’s Family Hubs.
The Hubs aim to improve the connections between families and the people who support them. The first Family Hub network will serve central Halifax with the hub at Jubilee Centre, with further Family Hub networks developed in the coming two years, so that the whole borough is covered. Families will be able to access services at any of the hub locations.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, Cllr Tim Swift, said:
“Our Family Hubs will provide improved, joined up services for our families and transform the way that people access help and support for children and young people.
“We want local people to be involved in the creation of the hubs at each stage of their development and recent workshop events gave us valuable insight into what is important to local families.
“We’ve used this feedback to develop brand designs for the hubs and we’re now asking people to share their thoughts to help us shape the look and feel of the hubs.”
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, said:
“The Family Hubs programme will make it easier for families to navigate the support available from different organisations at each stage of a child’s development.
“We’re asking for people’s thoughts on the branding for the hubs. We want to hear from parents, carers and professionals, but we’d also like young people to get involved and have their say, to ensure the brand and design for the Family Hubs programme reflects all our communities.”
The Family Hubs programme has received funding from the Department for Education’s Family Hubs and Start for Life Programme.
The programme also supports Calderdale’s Vision 2024 for the borough to be a place where everyone can reach their potential and live a larger life. The year 2024 marks Calderdale’s 50th birthday. Where do we want to be by 2024? What’s our ambition and what will be different? Find out more at www.calderdale.gov.uk/vision