Hull becomes trailblazer city for Start for Life funding

Hull is to benefit from £3.5million for Family Hubs to support the city’s families.

One-stop hubs will offer support from conception through to age 19, or up to 25 for young people with special education needs and disabilities, in local communities.

Family Hubs will expand what’s on offer in Hull’s children’s centres, and provide help with infant feeding, speech, language and communication, parent /carer and infant relationships, as well as enabling
parents and carers to access social activities and peer support and enable young children to make new friends.

Local support workers will help with issues such as perinatal mental health as well as wider support around things such as smoking cessation and job advice.

Whilst 75 areas across the country have benefitted from funding, Hull is one of 14 areas given additional money to become a Trailblazer area. Hull will be sharing with other local authority areas the practice
and approaches in place to support local families. The city already has in place a strong network of support for families, and this money will enable the existing work to be built on further.