The government recently announced £500 million towards families and early years services with £82 million specifically for Family Hubs demonstrating their ongoing commitment. This follows their commitment in the 2019 manifesto.
And the agenda for Family Hubs has really picked up momentum with many areas of government citing Family Hubs as a means to achieve policy objectives including Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) around parental conflict, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities [DLUHC] around delivering the Supporting Families vision of an effective early help system, and of course Andrea Leadsom MP’s review of early child health. Children’s minister Will Quince told the public services committee that it is his “ambition” for all councils move to the Family Hubs model.
Interface, being leaders in whole family working, integrated services etc. have supported many areas across the UK to design and deliver Family Hubs. Our work includes providing strategic support and challenge around leadership and governance, support with commissioning, sharing best practice across the UK and providing extensive training programs to over 12,800 practitioners.
We are a key conduit for sharing best practice across the country and have links to 90% of local authorities and partners.
Have a look in our:
- news section for updated news on Family Hubs
- resources section for useful tools, articles and publications
- training page for suitable training – specifically have a look at our Family hub training
- consultancy page for support options or just call us to chat through
- evaluation and service redesign pages
- Case Studies for where have worked and how we have supported
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We provided a 2-day core programme for a range of staff in the early help and social care teams.
We provided a large training programme and associated support to the Cheshire and Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership
Interface independently reviewed Wandsworth Council's newly combined adult and children's departments to ensure statutory accountabilities were robustly delivered after the change.
We provided a 1 day training session on Unconscious Bias for a range of staff from Solo Housing, including managers, direct support workers and admin staff.
What our clients say:
I would highly recommend Interface as a company. They have a vast amount of knowledge, skills and expertise around early years and family support (and much more!). Communication was collaborative, helpful, thought provoking, challenging at times - they were a critical friend and helped to build some capacity into our system as and when required to support us with key projects and to help us provide the very best services for families. I would like to say a very big thank you for your professionalism. I look forward to continuing our working relationship.
Interface were approachable, flexible to the ever-changing needs of our project and have been invaluable adding in national context. I would highly recommend Interface as an organisation. I would not hesitate to draw from their knowledge, experience, and expertise for future projects.