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Gateshead Family Hubs

Gateshead's Family Hubs provide a welcoming space for families and the wider community.

Our Family Hubs support families from conception to the age of two to give all children the best start in life. We continue to support families of children up the age of 19 and to age 25 for young people who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Our hubs are also open to other members of the community who may need more help.

There are nine Family Hubs located across Gateshead. More support is available from community locations right across the borough.

We also offer a virtual Start for Life and Family Hub if you are unable to attend one of our physical locations.

What's on offer at our Family Hubs

There are currently nine Family Hubs offering a full programme of activities located at: 

For opening times, contact details and for more details about what's on offer at each location, view the individual listing. 

View our Family Hub locations on a map

You can also access some elements of our Family Hub and Start for Life offer at other community locations.
 

Family Hub outreach locations

  • Highfield House, Pipebridge Estate, Highfield
  • Chopwell Community Centre, Derwent Street
  • The Salvation Army, Sunderland Road
  • Dunston Community Centre, Collingwood Terrace
  • The Big Local, Rose Street, Teams
  • The Comfrey Project, Chester Place, Bensham

Our Family Hubs also work closely with the following community organisations (links open in a new window):

 

Join our Family Hubs

Gateshead Family Hubs Membership is free and enables families to access a wide range of services.

See more (Go to Join our Family Hubs)

What are Family Hubs?

Gateshead's Family Hubs provide a welcoming space for families to get the help they need on a wide range of issues, providing a 'front door' for families with children aged 0-19 years and up to age 25 with additional needs.

For expectant parents and those with babies and young children, this includes help with parenting, infant feeding and support for parents/carers to manage their own wellbeing.

Family Hubs are also a great place to meet professionals who can support your family - like parent outreach workers, health visitors and maternity services.

What are Family Hubs?

 

Family Voice

Your Family Hub needs YOU! Family Voice is our parent and carer panel for Gateshead Family Hubs. Find out how to get involved.

See more (Go to Family Voice)

Your virtual Family Hub

It can often be difficult to find information about raising children or where to go to for help. Our virtual Family Hub brings together useful websites to give you a helping hand.

0-2 0-2 Start for life 2-4 2-4 Age 2-4 4-11 4-11 Age 4-11 11-16 11-16 Age 11-16 16plus 16plus Age 16+ SEND0-25 SEND0-25 SEND 0-25 Adults Adults Adults
Baby with father

Start for life - first 1001 days

Give your child the best start in life. Useful websites for parents to be and new parents/carers about pregnancy, birth, feeding, weaning, baby health and development, early learning and education, childcare, child safety and activities and things to do.

Read more about Start for life  (Go to Start for life - first 1001 days )
Boy playing

Age 2-4

Useful websites for parents and carers of pre school children to help you find out about childcare options, child health and development, early learning, child safety, support for children with SEND and activities and things to do.

Read more  (Go to Age 2-4)
Male friends

Age 4-11

Find useful websites for parents and carers of primary school aged children including childcare options, child health and development, education and learning, child safety activities and things to do.

Read more  (Go to Age 4-11)
Female friends

Age 11-16

Information for young people and teenagers including support for young people, education, health and wellbeing, staying safe, support for parents of children with SEND and things to do.

Read more  (Go to Age 11-16)
Female friends talking

Age 16+

Useful information for parents and carers and young people over the age of 16. including websites signposting to education, training and employment options, support for young people with health and wellbeing, housing and safety.

Read more  (Go to Age 16+)
Happy teen smile

SEND 0-25

The Gateshead Local Offer has information about services and support, and advice and guidance on education, health, social care and transport for children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Read more  (Go to SEND 0-25)
Family with laptop

Support for adults

Our virtual Family Hub brings together online resources to support healthy family relationships, where to get financial help, childcare, housing, health and wellbeing, support for addictions, domestic abuse, child safety and help to find a job or new career.

Find out more  (Go to Support for adults)
Start for life Start for life
Baby with father

Start for life - first 1001 days

Give your child the best start in life. Useful websites for parents to be and new parents/carers about pregnancy, birth, feeding, weaning, baby health and development, early learning and education, childcare, child safety and activities and things to do.

Read more about Start for life  (Go to Start for life - first 1001 days )
Age 2-4 Age 2-4
Boy playing

Age 2-4

Useful websites for parents and carers of pre school children to help you find out about childcare options, child health and development, early learning, child safety, support for children with SEND and activities and things to do.

Read more  (Go to Age 2-4)
Age 4-11 Age 4-11
Male friends

Age 4-11

Find useful websites for parents and carers of primary school aged children including childcare options, child health and development, education and learning, child safety activities and things to do.

Read more  (Go to Age 4-11)
Age 11-16 Age 11-16
Female friends

Age 11-16

Information for young people and teenagers including support for young people, education, health and wellbeing, staying safe, support for parents of children with SEND and things to do.

Read more  (Go to Age 11-16)
Age 16+ Age 16+
Female friends talking

Age 16+

Useful information for parents and carers and young people over the age of 16. including websites signposting to education, training and employment options, support for young people with health and wellbeing, housing and safety.

Read more  (Go to Age 16+)
SEND 0-25 SEND 0-25
Happy teen smile

SEND 0-25

The Gateshead Local Offer has information about services and support, and advice and guidance on education, health, social care and transport for children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Read more  (Go to SEND 0-25)
Adults Adults
Family with laptop

Support for adults

Our virtual Family Hub brings together online resources to support healthy family relationships, where to get financial help, childcare, housing, health and wellbeing, support for addictions, domestic abuse, child safety and help to find a job or new career.

Find out more  (Go to Support for adults)