Family support and Early Help
Finding the right support
Early Help means offering support when a concern first emerges, rather than allowing the concern to escalate. Often those working in universal services such as Health Visitors, Youth Workers, School Staff are best placed to notice the early signs that a family or young person might need some extra help.
Early Help is for all ages, unborn to 19:
- to ensure that problems don't arise in the first place (prevention)
- to ensure that problems are dealt with early (early intervention)
- to ensure that we support children, young people and families when they are more vulnerable and have more complex or longer lasting needs at the earliest opportunity.
Our Local Early Help Hub is based at Turlin Moor Community Centre
The Family Hub at Turlin Moor (previously called Turlin Moor and Hamworthy Children's Centre) is one of six centrally located hubs providing early help services and support for families living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Each family hub provides:
- Family support from our early help family support teams
- A range of programmes to support parents and their children, covering four key areas:
- Parenting, Young Parents and Volunteering
- use of the Home Learning Environment
- the Brighter Futures programme
- Communication, Language and Literacy.
- Health services such as midwife clinics
- Information, advice and guidance, including information on and signposting to local childcare, signposting to a range of services including debt advice and information on community activities
- Domestic violence support
- Foodbank vouchers and support with accessing food
- Breastfeeding pump loans
For details of early help support and programmes please click here.
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