New Family Support Service coming to Buckinghamshire

A new Family Support Service, designed to improve the lives of children and families, will be launched across Buckinghamshire in September.

The new service has been carefully designed to provide better, more targeted support for vulnerable families, who face a range of issues or more complex challenges. Families supported by the new service will have a lead professional who, depending on the level of need, can coordinate a team around the family to support them to address the issues they are facing – with the ultimate aim of helping them to overcome their problems leading to happier and healthier lives.

The Family Support Service will also offer open-access sessions and health services for early years children and parents from a network of 16 Family Centres across the county, which will also offer a range of support for parents with children up to age 19 (25 with SEND).

The Council is committed to using the 19 former children’s centres for alternative uses from the autumn, primarily for early years benefit and community use.

Before the new service starts, there will be a full programme of activities for local families throughout the summer at the existing network of children’s centres.

More information about the new Family Support Service will be posted on the Buckinghamshire Family Information Service (BFIS) website so keep an eye out for it.

You can also find comprehensive information about all aspects of family life in Buckinghamshire at BFIS - read more in our regular MyBucks BFIS article here and check out the BFIS website here:  www.bucksfamilyinfo.org 

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