Families in York will be able to join free fun activities this summer as part of the city’s new Family Hubs pilot.
York is one of a number of areas in the country which has been awarded funding from the Department for Education to create a Family Hubs model of support for local children, young people, parents and carers.
Families will initially be able to drop into York’s existing Children’s Centres at Clifton (Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am-2pm) and Hob Moor (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am-2pm) to take part in free, fun drop-in activities, including arts and crafts, mirror making, and canvas creations.
The activities are aimed at 0–11 year olds, although everyone is welcome to get involved.
Visitors will be warmly welcomed by members of the Family Hubs team, who will run the sessions and be on hand to provide information about services, activities and support available to families in York.
A fortnightly drop-in and activity session will also be available at The Avenues Children’s Centre in Tang Hall, every other Wed (9am-2pm) starting from Wednesday 16 August.
The new sessions are the first step in a new network of support for children, young people and families across the city through a new partnership called ‘Raise York’.
‘Raise York’ is the new name for York’s family hubs, chosen following input from families, children and young people and childcare and health professionals. It’s a network of people, places and online support which will support children, young people and families from pregnancy to adulthood.
The network is being run by a partnership of organisations across the city, including City of York Council, the NHS, Explore York Libraries and Archives, York CVS and City of York Safeguarding Children Partnership.
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