WNC Early Help / 0-19 consultation

At the last Best Start in Life Board there was an update on the Early Help and 0-19 consultation and the importance of this consultation to help hear valuable input, feedback and responses from families, young people, stakeholders, colleagues and residents. The consultation responses will directly feed into the project and service development including: 

  • Establishing local Family Hubs in West Northants with the aim of ensuring all families with children aged between the years of 0-19 can access help, advice and support they need for a wide range of services much more easily. This includes exploring different ways to make services accessible – for example building an informative website, creating in-person ‘hubs’ where various services are available for families in one place.  
  • Planning of the Council’s service specification for our 0-19 services – understanding what families and young people would like from these services will help create a localised offers that meets the needs of our population.  

We are pleased to share that this consultation is now live (Mon 18 March) and is available for residents to complete via the online survey here: https://westnorthants.citizenspace.com/family-hubs/services-for-cyp-and-families. All responses from the survey will be anonymous, with the feedback being collated and used to inform the new service model for Council funded 0 to 19 services and the approach to how the Council, together with other local organisations improves the offer regarding early support for children and young people in West Northamptonshire.

The consultation is available on the link here: and closes on Sunday 28 April, at midnight. All responses from the survey will be anonymous.   

As a key partner in this, can we please ask that you support in sharing this consultation survey with key stakeholders, families and colleagues to help reach as many people as possible. Please see attached an article to promote this for inclusion in newsletters and for sharing via emails.

The WNC comms team will also reach out to comms colleagues within partner organisations for support in sharing on social media and newsletter.