Expanded Civic Buildings

Many local authorities have spare capacity in buildings such as libraries, registry offices and service centres where they can base Family Hub receptions. In Chelmsford, for example, parents can visit the Family Hub at the large central library, an excellent example of a non-stigmatising access point. Some may simply need advice but if they do need to be referred onto services, these might be provided in the nearby multi-purpose registry office, further afield in other delivery sites or in their own homes.