Current consultations

We want to hear from you about what we are doing in Redcar and Cleveland. Information about the consultations currently taking place is available below.

Family Hubs Review Consultation

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council could receive almost £2.7m of funding from the Department for Education (DfE) to transform services to children, young people and families over the next two years.

To access the funding, the Council must change the way our Family Hubs operate in line with a model developed by the DfE.

If adopted, this would bring significant benefits for people using the Family Hubs:

  • The Family Hubs would be open for longer and some would have extended opening hours, making it easier for families – including those who work full time – to access services.
  • Support would be extended to children and young people aged 0-19, rather than children aged 0-5 and pregnant women at present.
  • Families would be able to drop in without an appointment.
  • Services, such as midwives, health visitors and other community organisations, would be available at the hubs, making them easier to access.

To ensure we can deliver the changes and, therefore, access the funding, the Council is proposing to stop delivering services from four of its buildings, reducing the number of Family Hubs from 12 to eight.

The reduction would mean we could offer more staff and resources at the remaining Hubs and we would also look to provide outreach services from other community buildings across our borough when required.

The proposal to cease services in any location is not one which is taken lightly. To minimise the impact of this on children and families, we have undertaken a thorough options appraisal to make sure Family Hubs remain in the areas that they are needed most.

It’s important to understand that, if the Hub you usually visit is proposed for closure, you can access the same Family Hub groups, activities and support from any of our other Hubs.

You can find out more by reading our consultation document which explains:

  • The reasons for this review and why we are proposing to reduce the number of Family Hubs.
  • The process we have gone through to consider which Hubs should remain open.
  • The Hubs that are proposed for closure and the reasons why.
  • How you can share your views about the proposals and what will happen next.

Who is this consultation for?

The consultation is aimed at people who use Family Hub services and the service providers that operate from the Hub buildings; however, we welcome feedback from any residents of the borough.

Where can I read the proposals?

Click below to read our consultation document – it explains our proposals, including the Hubs proposed for closure:

Click below to read a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the consultation.

How can I share my views?

To share your views please click here to complete our online survey.

When does the consultation end and what happens next?

The consultation period will last for six weeks, it starts on Monday 13th March and will end on Friday 28th April.

Responses from the consultation will be collated and shared with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Cabinet at the end of June 2023. This will help Cabinet to make a decision on the proposals.  

Redcar Town Deal

Have your say on multi-million pound plans for Redcar.

Redcar was granted £25 million from Government to help transform the town.

The latest set of proposals include a new family activity centre and cultural hub, improvements to Station Road, the creation of a new events space, and improvements to the high street and esplanade. 

The Redcar Town Board, made up of representatives from across the public and private sector, would like residents and business owners to have their say.

Click the link below to find out more: