CHILDREN, young people, families, carers and community groups are invited to have a say on plans for family hubs across Hillingdon.   

The hubs are intended to provide more joined-up and comprehensive family services. It acknowledges the impact that the right support and care, in the right place, at the right time can have on the future lives of young people. 

Hillingdon Council opened its first family hub in Uxbridge in December 2021, with another due to open in Hayes this year. 

Proposed family services include children’s groups and sessions, outdoor space for play, youth services, birth registration, parenting programmes, SEND support, adult education, pre- and ante-natal maternity support, health visiting and school nursing, mental health services, speech and language support.  

Six community hubs across the borough have been identified, some of which will be in existing community spaces, leisure centres or libraries.   

Cllr Susan O'Brien, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education, said: “I encourage residents to have their say on these proposals, which seek to deliver two of our council commitments: building safe and strong communities and creating thriving, healthy households by helping children, young people and their families to live healthy, active and independent lives.” 

To view the strategy and have your say visit // before the closing date of Sunday, July 30.