More drop-in sessions added for parents to discuss children’s centre proposals

A series of drop-in events are continuing this month for parents to talk one to one about proposals to redesign Cambridgeshire’s Children’s Centre Services.

The wide ranging plans build on the current offer, offering support to families of all ages, from expectant parents to young adults.

The proposed new Children’s Centre services will be more flexible and tailored for each community, delivered in places they know or already use, and in doing so, the Council will make savings of £1 million.

Families can read more about the consultation here and share their views.

Cllr Simon Bywater, Chairman of the Children and Young People Committee, said: “We have a wide ranging set of proposals for child and family services and would encourage everyone to take part in our consultation. We need to make sure we get this right for communities and want to hear from local people. Please take a few minutes to answer the short survey or if you have any questions please come along to one of our drop-in sessions to find out more.”

More drop-in sessions have now been added for parents to talk to staff who will be on hand to answer questions about the proposed changes while help will be available for people who need support to complete the consultation. The events will be held at:

Date

Time

Venue

District

15 August 2017

1pm-3pm

Waterbeach Children’s Centre, Waterbeach Community Primary School, High Street, Waterbeach, CB25 9JU

South Cambridgeshire

23 August 2017

1-3pm

Oasis Children’s Centre, St Michael’s Avenue, Wisbech, PE13 3NR

Fenland

24 August 2017

 

4-6pm

Cambridge Professional Development Centre, Foster Rd, Cambridge, CB2 9NL

Cambridge

30 August 2017

2-4pm

Murrow CC, Murrow Bank, Murrow, Wisbech, PE13 4HD

Fenland

5 September 2017

5-7pm

Sutton CC, The Brook, Sutton, CB6 2QQ

 

East Cambridgeshire

6 September 2017

12-2pm

Farcet Children’s Centre,36 St Marys St, Farcet, Peterborough PE7 3AR

Huntingdonshire

6 September 2017

3.30-5.30pm

Godmanchester’s Children’s Centre, Godmanchester Primary School Park Lane, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, PE29 2AG

Huntingdonshire

6 September 2017

5-7pm

Bar Hill CC, Bar Hill Community Primary School, Gladeside, Bar Hill CB23 8DY

South Cambridgeshire

11 September 2017

5-7pm

Linton CC, Cathodeon Centre Linton, Cambridge, CB21 4JT

South Cambridgeshire

11 September 2017

5-7pm

Bottisham CC, Lode Road, Bottisham, Cambridge, CB25 9DL

East Cambridgeshire

12 September 2017

4-6pm

Ramsey Library, 25 Great Whyte, Ramsey PE26 1HG

 

Huntingdonshire

12 September 2017

5-7pm

Histon Children’s Centre, New School Rd, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LL

South Cambridgeshire

13 September 2017

6.30-8pm

Papworth CC, Varrier Jones Drive, Papworth Everard, Cambridge, CB23 3XQ

South Cambridgeshire

14 September 2017

5-7pm

Bassingbourn Children’s Centre, Brook Rd, Bassingbourn, Royston SG8 5NP

South Cambridgeshire

The proposals will also see Children’s Centres work more closely with parents and health professionals to provide a set of integrated services that seamlessly support communities. This service could include health visitors, midwifery and speech therapists.

The consultation ends on 22 September 2017. Hard copy versions of the consultation can be found at Children’s Centres and Libraries across the county.

Decisions relating to the final proposals for Children’s Centre Services will be taken by the Children and Young People Committee meets in the autumn.  


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