Health visitors

Family Hubs provide the opportunity for an enhanced role for health visitors. Their placement at the heart of communities would expand current, community-based service provision and facilitate a greater degree of integration of services to maximise efficiency and coordination of professionals and voluntary sector providers. 

Hubs can also coordinate services currently delivered through The Family Nurse Partnership programme. This will ensure that every new parent will come through the door providing early access to public and community-based services and networks for all, including those who are typically harder to reach. Where Family Nurse Partnerships are based in Hubs they can draw on skills beyond their health visitor competency for example from Jobcentre Plus to help young parents with a job search.