This Department of Education project is developing digital and data products with five local authorities to support the practical implementation of family hubs. They aim to do this by:
- improving how professionals collaborate and plan for families, with a particular focus on information sharing
- improving the ‘user experience’ for vulnerable and disadvantaged families who need to access and navigate services
- finding solutions to address problems in the participating local authorities, which have potential to be replicated elsewhere
Bristol City Council and Lancashire County Council were recruited in round 1 and DfE are now looking for three more local authorities. The application process for this second round is now open and closes on 12 September 2021.
Local authority partners will receive funding to take part with a total of up to £1.7 million over three financial years distributed between all 5 local authorities.
Find out more in the government information about how to submit an expression of interest (EoI) in this funding.
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