Family Support Hubs

What are Family Support Hubs?

Family Support Hubs are local groups of voluntary, community and statutory organisations who meet every month to match requests for family support to the most appropriate services. The organisations involved have good knowledge of the support services available to families in the local area and work together to identify what service is best suited to each family referred for support.

Each Hub is made up of different early intervention family support providers depending on the area, as it’s important that all members have a strong understanding of the local community and the services available.

NIACRO is represented on all Family Support Hubs in the Belfast and Southern Trust areas, and we are the host agency for the Craigavon and Banbridge Family Support Hub, which means we are responsible for accepting referrals and co-ordinating responses. 

What do Family Support Hubs offer?

Family Support Hubs aim to:

  • support parents and children at the earliest possible opportunity by ensuring that local family support service providers work together;
  • improve access to family support service for all parents and children; and
  • help planners know what families need in order to provide better services. 

How can I access this service?

Families can make self-referrals to a Family Support Hub by completing a referral form. This should be returned to the relevant local Family Support Hub.

To make a referral to the Craigavon and Banbridge Family Support Hub, or for more information, please contact us.