West Norfolk is getting a share of £6m to help families with children and young people.
It can be spent on developing Family Hubs where people can go to one place to get health and care support, as well as find out about organisations and education that can help them.
Full details about exactly where this money will go in this area was not announced but Norfolk County Council says it will be split between the hubs in libraries and community buildings, and going out to people doing outreach work.
John Fisher, the county councillor responsible for Children’s Services said: “We want Norfolk’s children to flourish and have the very best start in life, no matter their background or circumstances, so we’re really pleased to have been identified as one of the authorities to benefit from this programme. Family Hubs can provide families with advice and support across a whole range of family issues spanning the 0-19 (25 with SEND age range). Family Hubs will enable the join up of different agencies supporting families in the county, including from across social care, health, education, and the voluntary sector.
“Family Hubs will support all families across the county, with a focus on reducing inequalities in health and education outcomes for babies, children, and families, which includes support for children with special educational needs and disabilities, and support in preventing parental conflict. These are areas where we know the earlier we can help families, the greater the impact on children’s futures.”