Hillingdon Council opened its new state-of-the-art family hub in Uxbridge yesterday (7 December), which brings several services together under one roof, making them more accessible for families and young people.
The council carried out refurbishment works to a large, underutilised office space, on the Mezzanine level in the Civic Centre earlier in the year to transform it into the new hub which incorporates Uxbridge Children’s Centre, the Youth Justice Service, the multi-agency psychological support team and adolescent development service.
The hub was formally opened by the Leader of the Council, Cllr Ian Edwards and Cllr Jane Palmer, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care.
The facility includes a modern reception and waiting area, conference facilities, play areas, contact rooms, meeting spaces, treatment rooms and a life skills kitchen for supervised learning.
Cllr Jane Palmer, Hillingdon Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “Many families are unaware of what support is available to them and where to go and they often find it challenging to locate the services they need.
“Uxbridge Family Hub helps to take away the confusion of navigating council family services and enables residents to access a range of vital support services under one roof.
“Families can benefit from this seamless, integrated and welcoming service that responds effectively to their individual needs and we will be looking at replicating this model across the borough.”