June 13, 2024

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Parents and carers invited to launch of new Family Hub in Penzance

Parents, carers and journalists are invited to have a look around the new Family Hub in Penzance on Monday (March 4) from noon.

Based in St John’s Hall, it is designed to be a ‘one stop shop’ for families, offering everything from general parenting advice and infant feeding support to antenatal and mental health support.

Invitation to the official launch of the Penzance Family Hub

There will be refreshments and a chance to chat to representatives from a range of support services, including:

  • Health Visitors
  • Breastfeeding Peer Support
  • Family Support and Youth Workers
  • Healthy Cornwall
  • Home Start Kernow
  • Sendiass
  • Work Coaches, and many more.

There will also be a range of fun taster activities such as: Parent and Baby Spring Ballet; Baby Massage Demonstration; First Words Together; Wellbeing Walk; Mindfulness for Children; Rhyme Time; Penzance and Newlyn Youth Project Creative Spot; Craft Activities with Trelya; Home Start Kernow – Come, Chat and Play; and Keep Calm Bitesize.

The Family Hub opened its doors in October last year, replacing the much smaller hub on Alverton Street.

Located on the ground floor next to the library, the new facility boasts a range of rooms offering spaces for group work and activities as well as therapeutic support and one-on-one sessions.

Cllr Barbara Ellenbroek, Cabinet Members for Children and Families, said:

“The new Family Hub in Penzance is already proving to be a vital asset to the community so why not come along and see what it can do for you? Raising a family can be tough so knowing that there is a wide range of support under one roof is a tremendous benefit.

“I’m very proud that Cornwall is leading the way in early years help and continues to be a brilliant place to be a child and grow up.”

The launch of the new Family Hub in Penzance comes after Cornwall was chosen as a national ‘trailblazer’ to lead the way in offering support to parents, carers and children through its network of Family Hubs.

Cornwall now has 23 Family Hubs delivering integrated child and family services from pre-birth to 19 years, or up to 25 years for young adults with additional needs.

For more information on family hubs in Cornwall check out the Start for Life web pages on the council’s website.

Press release issued on February 28, 2024.

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