Feedback sought on success of new family hubs in Ponders End and Edmonton

The facilities were launched by Enfield Council using government cash last winter, reports Grace Howarth, Local Democracy Reporter

Last week's opening event for the Ponders End Youth & Family Hub
The opening event for the Ponders End Youth & Family Hub

Residents are being invited to submit their views on two new youth and family hubs.

The hubs at Ponders End Youth Centre in South Street and at Craig Park in Edmonton were introduced at the end of 2023 and in early 2024 respectively, after Enfield Council became one of 75 local authority areas to share a £300m government funding pot.

The aim of the hubs is to provide the “best start for life” for families, beginning during pregnancy and continuing until children turn 18 years old, with additional support for those who have special educational needs up to the age of 25.

The Ponders End programme offers a range of services, including a breast-feeding clinic, parenting programmes, welfare benefits advice and support, domestic abuse advice, and children’s boxing classes. 

Craig Park offers activities involving music, dance, film, cooking, art and drama.

A consultation seeking views on how well the hubs have worked so far was launched last month and continues until Monday, 15th July. 

Residents are directed to fill out an online survey, which includes questions around what services or groups residents have used at the hubs, how helpful they found the support, and whether attendance and engagement has increased since first starting.

“We want to get a better understanding of your experiences using either of our hubs,” the council’s website states. “We will consider your responses and look to improve the service we provide.”

To find out more information and complete the survey:
 Youth & Family Hubs – feedback | Enfield Council

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