We’re pleased to announce that we’ll receive a share of £302m in government funding to support our fantastic Family Centres in Barnsley. We are one of 75 local authorities eligible for a share of the funding to support babies, children and families. The funding will be used to develop our existing Family Centres, aligning them with the government’s Family Hub approach. This will include giving parents and carers advice on how to take care of their child and make sure they are safe and healthy, supporting them in gaining the best start for life.
Mel John-Ross, Executive Director of Children’s Services, said: “We are delighted to be receiving this funding, to make it easier than ever for families to access support when they need it. Barnsley is a place that fosters and grows ambition, enabling everyone to be the best they can be. This funding will help us continue supporting families to enjoy happy, healthy, and longer lives in safer and stronger communities.”