We are currently consulting on a proposal to have three integrated family and children centre bases called Family Wellbeing Centres for children and young people 0 to 19 and their families. We want to hear what our communities think of this idea.
Our communities have told us that we need to be more joined up most recently through the consultation on Imagine Sefton 2030. We have listened to this feedback and developed plans for a more joined up approach. More information is available in the documents below.
Our proposed change does not include the closure of any of the centres. It may mean that Seaforth Children’s Centre may move to another venue.
In the future we may change what we do in our existing centres. Some activities will continue, others may be delivered in a different place, some may stop, some may be offered as outreach, and new activities may be added.
Already our centres regularly review the activities offered as need and demand and the seasons change. For example peer support coffee mornings changed to an open access play and stay session where universal credit support and advice is available which is being taken up by many families. We have also introduced a mental health and wellbeing pathway which includes nurture and thrive sessions and a Theraplay approach.
We believe that this idea will make the most of the money that we have available, allowing us to continue to support those most in need and offer our families, children and young people the opportunity to enjoy many health and wellbeing activities.
There will be consultation briefings across the borough, with some attended by Dwayne Johnson, Director of Social Care and Health at Sefton Council.
||Wednesday, 18 October
||Friday, 20 October
||9.00 - 10.00am
||Friday, 20 October
||10.15 - 11.15am
||Friday, 27 October
||10.30 - 11.30am
||Wednesday, 1 November
||12noon - 1.00pm
|Springwell Park CC
Friday, 3 November
||Monday, 6 November
||9.00am & 10.30am
||Tuesday, 7 November
||1.00 - 2.00pm
Feedback from this consultation will be considered by Cabinet in December 2017. We will then let our communities know the chosen way forward.