A new ‘one-stop-shop’ family hub designed to make it easier for Croydon families to get easy access to health and education information, advice and support, was officially opened by Executive Mayor Jason Perry.
The Croydon Family Hub at the Woodlands Children’s Centre in Selsdon, brings together a wide range of health, council, voluntary and community services all under one roof.
Support, including health services for those aged 0 – 19 years, housing advice, debt and welfare support and youth justice services, is available from the hub Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. A full list of services is available on the council website.
The hub is funded through a programme from the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Education which aims to join up services and make it easier for parents and carers and young people aged up to 19, or 25 for those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), to access the support they need when they need it.
Local families and other guests were invited to an opening event on Friday where some of the services that will be available at the hub were on show including healthy eating activities, maternity care and health visiting services and Croydon Healthy Homes.
Local authors Laura Henry-Allain, the creator of ‘JoJo and GranGran’ and Tracy Gunaratnam, the creator of ‘Preposterous Rhinoceros’ and ‘Not My Hats’ were also at the event, engaging guests through storytelling sessions.
Woodlands is Croydon’s first family hub and the council plans to introduce two more in the borough in the future. More information about the family hub and the services it provides is available on the council website.
“I am delighted to see the launch of the first Croydon Family Hub. This initiative is a testament to our dedication to the well-being of our community. The hub will serve as a vital resource for families, offering a comprehensive array of services.”
Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon
The full address for the family hub is:
Woodlands Children’s Centre