Family Support Hubs

Local Family Support Hub Contact Information

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  • Northern Outcomes Area
  • Southern Outcomes Area
  • South Eastern Outcomes Area
  • Belfast Outcomes Area
  • News & Events
  • Papers/Presentations
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  • Family Support Bimonthly Newsletter
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  • Ballymena – Philip Joyce Family Support Hub Coordinator (028)94467345- Email here
  • Larne / Carrickfergus – Philip Joyce Family Support Hub Coordinator (028)94467345- Email here
  • Coleraine – Philip Joyce Family Support Hub Coordinator (028)94467345- Email here
  • Cookstown / Magherafelt – Philip Joyce Family Support Hub Coordinator (028)94467345 – Email here
  • Newtownabbey – Philip Joyce Family Support Hub Coordinator (028)94467345 – Email here 

  • Ards – Karen Otley Family Support Hub Coordinator (028)92501357 – Email here
  • Downpatrick- Karen Otley Family Support Hub Coordinator (028)92501357 – Email here
  • Lisburn – Karen Otley Family Support Hub Coordinator (028)92501357 – Email here

  • Greater Shankill – Joanne Menabney Hub Coordinator (028) 90311455 – Email here
  • Inner East Belfast – Amy Gillen Hub Coordinator (028) 90456766 – Email here or alternatively Email here
  • Outer North Belfast – Maria Campbell Hub Coordinator (028) 9039 1225 – Email here
  • South Belfast One Hub – Natasha Brennan Hub Coordinator (028) 90 312377 – Email here
  • Upper Springfield & Whiterock Family Support Hub -Coordinator – Ihintz Oliden (028) 90438438 – Email here
  • Greater Falls Family Support Hub – (028) 90 319634 – Email here
  • Lower North Belfast Family Support Hub – Coordinators Edith Mc Manus – Email here /Christine Mc Keown Email here  028 90749986
  • South Belfast 2 Family Spport Hub – Coordinators – Eleanor Jordon Email here Karoline Winjecka Morgan Email here (028) 90 235451
  • Outer West Belfast Family Support Hub Coordinators Jim Mc Carthy/ Leontia Mc Kenna Email here (028) 95 212131
  • Outer South East Belfast Family Support Hub Coordinators – Claire Humphrey  Email Here / Nicola Hannigan Email Here (028) 90 419069
  • North Belfast 2 Family Support Hub – Coordinators Karen McClean Email here / Stephen Reid Email here (028) 90 351020

Useful Links

Fermanagh Hub and LPG members get involved in the 175 Christmas Tree Festival in Enniskillen - The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) Fermanagh Early Intervention Family Support Hub has recently got involved in the ‘Festival of the 175 Christmas Trees’ in the Western Outcomes Area. Family Support Hub partners have come together to decorate Continue reading
CYPSP Bimonthly Family Support Newsletter – September 2016 - The newsletter highlights new services, funding opportunities and summer events for children, young people and families.  Please click on link below for more information: CYPSP Bimonthly Family Support Newsletter – September 2016  
SPACE – Annual Report 2015 - SPACE (Supporting People and Communities Everyday) SPACE is a charity registered with HMRC, (formally known as South Down Family Health Initiative). SPACE supports individuals and families through challenging times in their lives. The SPACE vision is to have a healthy Continue reading
Family Support Hub – Quarter 1 Report Card 2015/16 - Check out our latest report card for ‘Family Support Hubs’ report card – Quarter 1 2015/16
Family First – Family Support Hub launch - A  new Family First Hub was launched at Derry’s Gasyard Centre on Friday 12 June pledging to bring together statutory, voluntary and community groups for the benefit of all families in the area. The hub was formally launched by the Continue reading
Family Support Hubs – Newsletter August 2015 - Family Support Hubs – Newsletter August 2015 – Read This is the second edition of the Family Support Hubs Bi-monthly newsletter to raise awareness of services available for Hub referrals in Northern Ireland. If you would like a service to be Continue reading
Fermanagh Family Support Services – Community Fun Day - Fermanagh Parent’s Reference Group invited members of the Fermanagh Locality Planning Group and Fermanagh Early Intervention Family Support Hub to meet with parents and children at the Maguiresbridge Community Fun Day on Saturday 18th July.  The children and young people Continue reading
Family Support Hub Annual Report Card 2015 - Regional Family Support Hubs Report Card – now Available (01 April 2014 – 31 March 2015) Click here to view….
Omagh Family Support Hub Launch - Working in Partnership to Support Happier and Healthier Families in Omagh  Almost 100 delegates attended an event hosted by CYPSP and Action for Children to launch the Omagh Family Support Hub. Delegates were welcomed by Mr Pat Armstrong, Western Health Continue reading
NVTV South Belfast Family Support Hub Launch 2015 - Click here to view Interviews at the Latest Launch of a Family Support Hub in South Belfast …(NOTE please view from Minute 14 Onwards) http://www.nvtv.co.uk/shows/focal-point-news-for-february-19th-2015/
The Omagh Early Intervention Family Support Hub and Locality Planning Group -  Inviting all organisations providing early intervention services for families in the Omagh area Bringing Families and Support Together Date:   Thursday 26th March 2015 Venue: Tara Centre,11 Holmview Terrace, Omagh BT79 0AH Take part in an interactive day of information and Continue reading
Family Support Hubs – Family Support NI - Family Support Hubs have now been separated  into a category of their own on the Family Support NI website….. Read more Click here to find your local Family Support Hub
Belfast Family Support Hub Network - February 2015 Date: 17th February 2015 Time:3.30pm arrival 4.00pm Launch Venue: Shaftesbury Community & Recreation Centre 97 Balfour Avenue BT7 2EW Read more…… To book your conference place contact: Natasha Brennan Family Support Hub Co–Ordinator E. nbrennan@lorag.org T. 02890312377 www.lorag.org
Family Support Hub – Scorecard - January 2015 “A Scorecard for the Family Support Hubs has been developed using an Outcomes Based Accountability framework. This approach is used to evaluate the Network of Hubs across N. Ireland and ensure improved quality of access for families and Continue reading
Family Support Hub Launched for the Upper Springfield & Whiterock Area in Belfast - Family Support Hub Launched for the Upper Springfield & Whiterock Area in Belfast November 2014 On Friday 7th November 2014 a wide range of representatives attended the launch of the Upper Springfield & Whiterock area’s Family Support Hub including health Continue reading
Supporting families in Fermanagh - Supporting families in Fermanagh 18 November 2014 Fermanagh Parents Forum joined over 80 representatives from local community, voluntary and statutory organisations on Friday 14 November to renew, refresh and reinvigorate partnership efforts to improve outcomes for children and young people Continue reading
Inner East Belfast Family Support Hub -           Inner East Belfast Family Support Hub The Launch of the Inner East Belfast Family Support Hub took place on Wednesday 26th November at East Belfast Network Centre. The launch was attended by approximately seventy practitioners Continue reading
JUNIOR MINISTERS VISIT FAMILY SUPPORT HUB IN NEWTOWNARDS" - JUNIOR MINISTERS VISIT FAMILY SUPPORT HUB IN NEWTOWNARDS” November 2014 Junior Ministers Jonathan Bell and Jennifer McCann have visited North Down and Ards Family Support Hub to hear how local families in need are being helped by collaborative working and Continue reading
Greater Shankill Family Support Hub Launch - Greater Shankill Family Support Hub Launch October 2014 Following a series of information workshops facilitated by the Belfast Trust and a lot of follow up work on the ground over the summer the Greater Shankill Family Support Hub was formed. Continue reading
South Belfast One Family Support Hub Update - South Belfast One Family Support Hub Update October 2014 LORAG, were appointed as the Lead Body for the first Family Support Hub in South Belfast. It is aligned alongside the Ormeau Road bus route and neighbouring areas.  It was decided Continue reading
 

Family Support Hub Regional Steering Group Minutes:

– 23 June 2015

– 15 April 2015

– 19 November 2014

What are Family Support Hubs?

‘Family support hubs provide early intervention family support services to vulnerable families and children/young persons aged up to 18 years’
  • NI Family Support Hubs
  • Belfast Family Support Hubs
  • Omagh Family Support Hub Launch - March 2015
  • Family Support Hub New Category - FSNI
  • Upperspringfield and Whiterock FSH Launch
  • Belfast South Launch Invite
  • Family Support Hub Report Card
  • Helen Dunn
    Regional Family Support Hub Co-ordinator
  • Family Support Hub Leaflet
  • Omagh Family Support Hub Launch - March 2015
  • Omagh Family Support Hub Launch - March 2015
  • Fermanagh, Refresh, Renew and Reinvigorate Stakeholder Event - Launch of Fermanagh Hub
  • Omagh Family Support Hub Launch - March 2015
  • Fermanagh, Refresh, Renew and Reinvigorate Stakeholder Event - Launch of Fermanagh Hub
  • Fermanagh, Refresh, Renew and Reinvigorate Stakeholder Event - Launch of Fermanagh Hub
  • Fermanagh, Refresh, Renew and Reinvigorate Stakeholder Event - Launch of Fermanagh Hub
  • Fermanagh, Refresh, Renew and Reinvigorate Stakeholder Event - Launch of Fermanagh Hub
  • Fermanagh, Refresh, Renew and Reinvigorate Stakeholder Event - Launch of Fermanagh Hub
  • Fermanagh, Refresh, Renew and Reinvigorate Stakeholder Event - Launch of Fermanagh Hub
  • Fermanagh, Refresh, Renew and Reinvigorate Stakeholder Event - Launch of Fermanagh Hub

A Family Support Hub is a multi-agency network of statutory, community and voluntary organizations that either provide early intervention services or work with families who need early intervention services. The network accepts referrals of families who need early intervention family support and uses their knowledge of local service providers and the Family Support Database to signpost families with specific needs to appropriate services.

 

What do they do?  The specific purpose of hubs is as follows:

  • To improve access to early intervention family Support services by matching the needs of referred families to family support providers
  • To improve coordination of early intervention family support services by creating a collaborative network of community, voluntary and statutory providers
  • To improve awareness of early intervention family support services
  • To assess the level of unmet need for early intervention family support services and inform the Trust Outcomes Group

Progress to Date… The Northern Ireland Children and Young People’s Plan 2011-2014 has identified the need for a network of Family Support Hubs in all the Outcomes Group areas. For the CYPSP this is an important part of delivering on the strategic theme of early intervention. The CYPSP believes that Family support services are best delivered in a collaborative and coordinated way;

  • Share expertise and knowledge
  • Make the best use of existing resources
  • Acknowledges that families may need the help of more than one agency

There are currently 29 Family Support Hubs in operation covering all of Northern Ireland. Hubs coordinate existing statutory/community and voluntary services. Some hubs have attached services but this is separate from the hub function which is about coordination.

  • All hubs have a lead organisation
  • Most hubs do not have a physical presence
  • Hubs are intended to be open access and referrals are made from a range of agencies and also by families directly.
  • The importance of hubs has been recognised by Government and hubs are one of the ‘signature projects’ being supported through the ‘Delivering Social Change Initiative’