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Consultation on Changing Family and Children Centres to Family Wellbeing Centres

Sefton Council is looking at new ways for people to access information, advice, activities and receive support for children and their families.

To help to achieve this, Sefton Council are proposing to redesign their overall offer at Children’s and Family Centres so that people can access support more easily. The proposal is that this new service will cover ages from pre-birth to 19 year olds so they can offer a whole family approach. They propose to do this by creating main bases that will be known as Family Wellbeing Centres, complemented by a number of smaller bases, within three locality areas – North, Central and South.

It may mean that some people will access the offer in a different place or in a different way. This will enable Sefton Council to make the most of the limited amount of money that it has available to provide this important support to 0 to 19 year olds and their families.

The Council wants to hear people’s views on this and has launched an 8-week consultation. An online questionnaire is available for people wishing to take part in this consultation. To complete the questionnaire you need to visit sefton.gov.uk and click on the ‘take part in a consultation’ tab. Copies of the questionnaire are also available at all existing children’s centres, family centres, leisure centres and libraries. 

We would be grateful if you could raise awareness of the consultation and encourage parents to get involved and share their views before the consultation closes on 17 November 2017.

Cabinet should be in a position to consider the consultation feedback in December, 2017.