Family Support Hubs

The Family Support Hubs continue to be open for referrals during the current situation – click on each area below for local contact information. They will try to access Family Support agencies during this time but this will be subject to individual projects ability to respond.

Local Family Support Hub Contact Information

If you wish to make a referral please complete a referral form and send it to the appropriate coordinator listed below in each trust/outcomes area.  Co-Ordinator contact details are also available if you have any further queries.

  • Belfast Outcomes Area
  • South Eastern Outcomes Area
  • Southern Outcomes Area
  • Northern Outcomes Area
  • Western Outcomes Area

Belfast Area Family Support Hub Referral Form

Check which Family Support Hub area you live in.
Telephone Email
Greater Shankill – Joanne Menabney-Hawell Hub Coordinator (028) 9031 1455 Email here
Inner East Belfast – Andrea Mawhinney Hub Coordinator (028) 9045 6766 Email here 
South Belfast One Hub – Michelle McDonagh Hub Coordinator  (028) 9031 2377  Email here
Upper Springfield & Whiterock Family Support Hub – Coordinator – Carol Bailie  (028) 9043 8438  Email here
Greater Falls Family Support Hub – Deborah Burnett Hub Coordinator (028) 90 319634 Email here
Lower North Belfast Family Support Hub – Coordinator Edith McManus (028) 9074 9986 Email here
South Belfast 2 (CASA) Family Support Hub – Coordinator – Karolina Morgan (028) 9023 5451 Email here
Outer West Belfast Family Support Hub – Coordinator – Nicola Masterson (028) 9521 2131 Email here
Outer South East Belfast Family Support Hub – Coordinator – Sinead Tumelty (028) 9041 9069 Email Here 
Upper North Belfast Family Support Hub – Coordinator – Julie Kinnear (028) 9035 1020 Email here

South Eastern Area Family Support Hub Referral Form

Telephone Email
Ards – Karen Otley Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 9250 1357 Email here
Downpatrick – Karen Otley Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 9250 1357 Email here
Lisburn – Karen Otley Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 9250 1357 Email here
Telephone Email
Armagh / Dungannon Hub – Pat McGeough Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 3752 2380 Email here
Portadown / Craigavon / Banbridge Hub – Lisa Grant Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 3833 1168 Email here
Newry & Mourne Hub – Allison Slater Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 3083 5764 Email here

Northern Area Family Support Hub Referral Form

Northern Area Family Support Hub Leaflet 

Telephone Email
Antrim / Ballymena – Claire Larkin Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 9446 7345 Email here
Larne / Carrickfergus / Newtownabbey – Claire Larkin Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 9446 7345 Email here
Coleraine / Ballymoney/Moyle – Claire Larkin Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 9446 7345 Email here
Cookstown / Magherafelt – Claire Larkin Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 9446 7345 Email here

Family First Referral Form

Dry Arch Referral Form

Fermanagh Referral Form

Omagh Referral Form

Ethos Referral Form

Outer West Dunluce Referral Form

Strabane Referral Form

Waterside Referral Form

Telephone Email
Family First – Sharon Doherty Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 7137 3870 Email here
Dry Arch – Jill Graham Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 7774 2904 Email here
Fermanagh – Seana Connor Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 6632 4181 Email here
Omagh –  Karen McHugh Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 8225 9495 Email here
ETHOS – Marty Daly Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 7135 2522 Email here
Outer West – Frances Breslin Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 7126 9833 Email here
Strabane – Shauna Devine Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 7138 2658 Email here
Waterside – Lucy O’Brian  Family Support Hub Coordinator (028) 7132 9444 Email here

Useful Links

  • News & Events
  • Papers/Presentations
  • Family Support Hub Monitoring
  • Promotional Videos
  • Family Support Newsletter
Southern Area Family Support Hubs Steering Group - The Southern Area Hubs Steering Group met in January and have begun to measure the outcomes from services they procure through their Outcomes Group funding using the outcomes star. To date Continue Reading →
Joining the Dots – Information Evening 1st October - Following the Joining the Dots event in the Mourne Country Hotel on Tuesday 16th April 2019 the following report card has been produced and another information event has been scheduled. Continue Reading →
Southern Area Family Support Hubs Celebration Event - The Family Support Hub hosts in the Southern Outcomes Group area, held a celebration event on 22 May, to recognise the support to 3262 families over the last 6 years Continue Reading →
Home Start Volunteer Opportunity - Are you a parent or grandparent living in Northern Ireland?  Would you like to join other parents to help support families with young children?  With Home Start you can support Continue Reading →
CYPSP members share models of practice in Prague -   The Regional Family Support Hub Coordinator with local hub coordinators from across Northern Ireland and Education Authority recently travelled to Prague at the request of the Department of Labour Continue Reading →
CYPSP Chair commends work of Lower North Belfast Hub at recent visit -   Hugh McCaughey, Chair of the CYPSP recently joined the Lower North Belfast Hub family support meeting, which is co-ordinated by Christine McKeown and Edith McManus from the Ashton Centre. Continue Reading →
The 1+1 Project Bilingual Mental Health Project - A collaborative Stronger Together Initiative for early intervention bilingual Mental Health Support that is being piloted in three areas across N.I: Dungannon (Portuguese / English) Ballymena/Ballymoney (Polish / English) Belfast Continue Reading →
Home Start 2017 Impact Report - In the past year local Home-Starts have supported 28,926 families with 59,628 children. By focusing on individual needs, home-start helps families identify their own strengths, increasing their potential to make changes Continue Reading →
Belfast Family Support Networking Event -   The lead bodies responsible for coordinating the family support hubs in Belfast were brought together for the bi-monthly Belfast Family Support Hub Network meeting this month. The event was Continue Reading →
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 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 – Continue Reading →
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 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 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 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 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 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
 
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What are Family Support Hubs?

‘Family support hubs support access to early intervention family support services for families and children/young persons aged up to 18 years’

Note: If you want to advise us of any changes to service provision  or have particular needs you want to source  during the  current situation please contact bronwyn.campbell@hscni.net and we will try to connect you with the appropriate information.

There are 29 family support hubs across Northern Ireland supporting families.  If you would like a service to be included in the next edition of the newsletter please send details to: cypsp@hscni.net

 

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

 

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

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.

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