The government will also provide high-performing local authorities with additional funding for perinatal mental health and parent-child relationships; help with breastfeeding and parenting programs, accessible through the family hub.
Family hubs are one-stop shops where families can access important services. An effective family hub acts as a one-stop ‘front door’, making it easier for families to get the help they need and improving the support on offer. Family Hubs are for families with children of all ages, with an excellent Start for Life offer (the critical 1001 days from conception to age 2).
Leading child health experts agree that the care provided during the critical 1,001 days has more influence on a child’s future than at any other time in their life, and the experiences during this period have a significant impact on the health, well-being and opportunities of children throughout life.
Lincolnshire County Council now has the option, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department of Education, to provide information on their funding proposals to be awarded.
Victoria Atkins commented: “”I am delighted with today’s announcement that Lincolnshire County Council is eligible for transformative funding from the Family Hubs and Start for Life programme.
“From my work in crime prevention and control, I know that the critical first 1,001 days are critical to a child’s life chances. So the focus on getting a good start in life is particularly welcome as it will help break down barriers and provide opportunities.”