Wakefield Families Together brings services together, to join up how we work, so that it’s easier for you to find and access the support you need, at the earliest opportunity.
Because everyone needs help and support at some point in their life. So, when you do and find it hard to deal with a difficult situation, or have worries around family relationships, behaviour, school attendance, emotional and mental health, domestic abuse, parental conflict, housing issues, or employment and debt problems, Family Hubs can help direct to the right people and services.
We call this ‘early help’. You can watch the video below for a short overview that will tell you what early help is and how to access it.
We want children, young people, and families to tell us they are happy, healthy, and safe. Wakefield Families Together are about working on your behalf so that if you have a concern affecting a child, young person, or family member, you only need to have one conversation with us, and we can direct you to the right support. This might be through your child’s school, in the community, or with a specialist organisation.
Sometimes the concerns you have may need a group of professionals to come together to build a package of support with you and other family members so that we have the right expertise to help the whole family.
To help us localise how we work with families across the Wakefield district, we have grouped our teams and partner organisations into six community ‘cluster areas’.
Organising early help at this local level allows professionals to share information more effectively and together make better and more informed responses as we work with you to address your concerns.
If you or your family need early help or an intervention programme, then get in touch with us through your local Family Hub.