Family Support Hub Newsletter – October 2022

The October edition of the Family Support Hub Newsletter is now available to download at:    https://cypsp.hscni.net/download/391/family-support-hubs/39294/fsh-newsletter-oct2022.pdf

(Please Note: Newsletter will download directly to your device.  Look out for the pop-up box and click on open file when it appears).

In this edition we have put a special focus on the cost of living crisis as we go into the colder, darker evenings when more heat is required and with the massive hikes in energy bills as well as the cost of food and other essentials we are seeing people focusing on how to get the best value for money.

It is also packed full of information for parents/carers, early years, children & young people with a disability, mental health and wellbeing advice, Helplines and much more – make sure you download your copy now!

Previous editions of the newsletter are available at  http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/family-support-hubs  under Family Support Newsletter section.

 

Family Support Hub Celebration Event – June 2022

On 24 June 2022 the CYPSP Support Team, Family Support Hub (Hub) Coordinators, Hub members and other integral Partners came together for the first time since 2018, to reflect on and celebrate the work of the Hubs with particular focus on the work of the Hubs and members during the pandemic.

The day also provided an opportunity for Bronwyn Campbell to meet Hub Coordinators in person for the first time since taking up the role of Regional Family Support Hub Coordinator within the Health & Social Care Board (now SPPG/DoH) at the beginning of January 2022.

Aidan Dawson, Chief Executive of the Public Health Agency and CYPSP Chairperson, opened the event, reflecting on the achievements of the Hubs.

Valerie Maxwell (Children’s Services Planning & Information Manager, SPPG/DoH) presented an animated video summarising the 2021/22 Annual Report, before Bronwyn Campbell addressed the Coordinators.

Presentations followed from Coordinators and Hub members – Lisa Grant (Craigavon & Portadown Hub), Alison Slater (Newry Hub), Joanne McCourt (Belfast Central Mission), Claire Larkin (Northern Area Hubs) and Sharon Nelson (Springfield & Whiterock Hub) who showcased how they adapted and changed their services in creative ways to enabled them to continue to meet the needs of the families and young people despite lockdown.

James Gallagher from Lifeline gave a fantastic presentation on “Caring for the Caregiver” and Eugene Mone from Barnardo’s brought along the Sensory Overload Virtual Reality Experience, a really powerful and thought provoking piece of work.

After a group exercise facilitated by Maxine Gibson (Children’s Services Planning Professional Advisor, SPPG/DoH) looking at what Coordinators seen as the challenges facing the Hubs in the next 12 months and how to rise to these challenges, the event was brought to a close by Maurice Leeson (Programme Manager Partnerships, Emotional Health & Wellbeing, CAMHS and Disability, SPPG/DoH).  This was particularly fitting given that Maurice played such a central role in the establishment of the Hub Network.

 

Derry, Limavady, Strabane & Waterside LPG News – September 2022

Welcome to the September 2022 edition of the locality news for Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside Locality Planning Groups with lots of the latest information on training, programmes, events and resources across the local area.

Download your copy – Derry, Limavady, Strabane & Waterside LPG News – September 2022

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Annual Family Support Hub Report Card 2021/22

FSH Annual Report Card 2021/22 and Family Samples 2021/22 are now available on the website under Family Support Hub Monitoring on the Family Support Hub page or downloaded here.

https://cypsp.hscni.net/download/391/family-support-hubs/37927/fshannual_report-card-2021_22.pdf

https://cypsp.hscni.net/download/391/family-support-hubs/37928/final-of-family-samples-june-2022.pdf

It has been another very busy year for the Family Support Hubs and referral numbers have risen each year since monitoring began. Hubs continue to meet the needs of families across all 29 Hubs and ensure families are able to access early intervention services to best meet their needs. The annual report reflects the hard work and dedication of the Hub Coordinators and members through the year and reaffirms the effectiveness of the Hubs.

Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside LPG News – April 2022

Welcome to the April 2022 edition of the locality news for Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Waterside Locality Planning Groups with lots of the latest information on training, programmes, events and resources across the local area.

Download your copy – Derry, Limavady, Strabane & Waterside LPG News – April 2022 

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