FAMILY hubs in Coventry have fully reopened to provide breakfast clubs and enrolment for sport discounts.
Coventry City Council said half the city’s Family Hubs remained open during the pandemic to give essential support to young people, children and their families – the remaining four are set to support communities again.
The council stated its Early Help staff are available, offering practical help, time to talk and to find out what could help each family in partnership with a range of agencies across the city. Each Family Hub is open every weekday and runs a “here to help” service where residents can phone in, send an email, request help through an online form, or come into one of the hub buildings. Staff also provide access to a phone, public computer and food bank vouchers to help meet people’s immediate needs.
Coun Patricia Seaman, cabinet member for children said: “I’m very proud that staff in our Family Hubs have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic and have managed to safely keep four hubs open throughout to provide much needed support for some of the most needy families in our communities.
“The other four Hubs are now re-opening to make it easier for families to access our services, with even more things to offer practical help with partnerships with the Community Breakfast Club and Go CV. There will be additional activities at Family Hubs and all staff will be working within government guidelines to keep people safe and well.”
Coun Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health, said: “We’re really pleased that Family Hubs are offering the service of a Go CV sign-up centre, which means families can easily pop in and collect a card or get help creating an account. The Go CV card offers families discounts or free entry to some of the city’s best activities. If anyone receives benefits, they can take along proof to the hub where it can be validated and then they will pay Go CV+ prices and get a larger discount, which is even more important in these difficult times.”