The Greater Shankill Family Support Hub brings together organisations which deliver services for children and families in the Shankill area; including statutory and community organisations and schools.
The Hub receives referrals from a variety of sources, including statutory services, voluntary organisations and local community groups. Many of the referring agents to the Hub are core or associate members who have signed up to an agreed set of guidelines and practices.
The reason for referral is very individual to each family however trends have been noted and support provided for families and individuals in areas of social & emotional support, financial support, educational support and advice and guidance taking into account the recent implementation of Welfare Reform.
Developmentally the Hub has collaborated and worked with the other West Belfast Hubs and the wider Belfast Hub network to feed into locality planning. The Hub currently has 40 members in total 15 core members and 25 associate members, we will continue make links with the locality and hope to develop membership further.