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 Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Elisha McCallion.

The Family First Hub covers the Triax area which includes the Bogside, Brandywell, Creggan and Fountain and brings together a co-ordinated network of statutory, community and voluntary agencies to provide a range of early intervention services to families and children in need and to avoid family disruption. The purpose of the hub is to provide points of contact for information and timely access to family support.

Speaking at the launch, Mayor Elisha McCallion said that the Family First Hub marks a positive step forward in improving family life in communities which have experienced high levels of deprivation and child poverty. She said: “It is clear that the hub is already helping and supporting families to get the necessary supports they need through collaborative working and early intervention. I commend all those involved in the work of the Family First Hub and I am aware that it is one of four Hubs across this city.

“Collaborative and effective working together is the key to the way forward for our children and their families, ” the mayor concluded…… Read more