LCVS, along with our partners from the City Council’s Early Help Hubs, have been holding a series of informal events in community venues across the city.
The aim has been twofold: to increase knowledge and awareness of the Early Help Strategy across the voluntary and community sector, and to create and foster good working relationships between Hub staff and voluntary sector organisations delivering services to families.
We’ve had 3 events so far – two hosted by the Breckfield Centre in the north, and one by St Cyril’s Youth Project in the south. All three have been well-received, with some interesting and productive discussions taking place. To date, around 30 individuals from 20 voluntary organisations have taken the opportunity to meet and talk to Hub staff members, discuss issues they have encountered when working with young people and families, and get advice about how to introduce the idea of Early Help to families needing support. We’ve also provided a rather nice lunch!
Here’s some feedback we received from a colleague who attended the event in June:
‘I found the event yesterday to be very useful, I gained a greater understanding of the early help hubs and how our service can better support our participants with the use of the hubs.
I found the group size and diversity of services around the table worked very well. It was great to be able to hear about other voluntary services and where they are based (again, another plus for our participants).’
If you’d like to know more, or to attend a future event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (0151) 227 5177, extension 3234.Back to blog