Rather than a costly outlay on new infrastructure, a Family Hub model makes use of existing facilities wherever possible and extends and adapts buildings where necessary. Sometimes opening a Family Hub involves rationalising existing provision and realising financial savings, indeed that is often part of the purpose in shifting to the Hub model for family support in an area.
However sometimes there is a need for capital investment, and it is always important to ensure ongoing sustainability. There is no one source of funding for the start up and running costs of those Family Hubs which currently exist. In the tiles below we present a range of funding streams local authorities and other lead partners have accessed in order to open and maintain Family Hubs, and we expect to add to these as we learn more from the Network.