Children, Young People and Families Wellbeing Model

Closed 20 Feb 2019

Opened 21 Dec 2018


The way the council delivers the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme and Early Help services in Cumbria is changing. We are now consulting on proposals for a new integrated Children, Young People and Families Wellbeing Model.

We are proposing to develop an approach based around Family Hubs to deliver the services and interventions needed to ensure that children, young people and their families have the right support at the right time. In doing this we want to ensure that we engage and consult with the public  - including children, young people and families, other service and stakeholder, current providers and staff within Cumbria County Council - to enrich and develop the model with new ideas, critical challenge and curiosity.

Please read the consultation document that sets out why change is needed, what is proposed, and what change could mean for current service users. You can then share your views via the associated questionnaire. We are also hosting events across the county in January where you can find out more. Your feedback will help shape the final design of the new service.

Consultation Events

Community ‘Drop – in’ sessions
These drop-in sessions will give members of the public, other services and stakeholders the opportunity to view the model put forward, ask any questions they may have and share their views and ideas on what is being proposed. There is no need to book as information will be available throughout the times indicated below.

  • 28 January, 15.00-19.00, Millom Guide Hall, St George’s Road, Millom, LA18 4DD
  • 4 February, 10.00-13.00, Whitehaven Library, Lowther Street, Whitehaven, CA28 7QZ
  • 4 February, 14.00-17.00, Cleator Moor Library, Market Square, Cleator Moor, CA25 5AP
  • 5 February, 10.00-13.00, Carlisle Library, The Lanes Shopping Centre, Globe Lane, Carlisle, CA3 8NX
  • 7 February, 14.00-16.00, Workington LIbrary, 8A Oxford Street, CA14 2NA
  • 11 February, 9.30-12.00, Kendal Library, Stricklandgate, LA9 4PY
  • 12 February, 13.00-16.00, Barrow Library, Ramsden Square, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1LL

Children, Young People and Families Wellbeing Model Consultation sessions:
These sessions will focus on the proposed model and provide the opportunity for discussion and feedback from attendees. If you would like to attend one of the following consultation sessions, please contact the Transformation team at to book a place.

  • 11 February, 13.30-15.30, Harraby Community Centre, Edgehill Road, Carlisle, CA1 3SN
  • 12 February, 09.30-11.30, Kendal Town Hall, 9a Lowther Street, Kendal, LA9 4DL
  • 13 February, 16.00-18.00, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Redhills, Penrith, CA11 0DT
  • 14 February, 13.30-15.30, The Forum, 28 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1HH
  • 15 February, 13.30-15.30, The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven, CA28 7LY

Developing Early Excellence Events and Children, Young People and Families Wellbeing Model Consultation sessions:
Cumbria LSCB are holding district based events to review and support the development of an Excellent Early Help System. They want to know your views on Early Help and want to consult with you on the effectiveness of
the LSCB Early Help strategy. These events are an opportunity to discuss what you think is working well or what you are worried about with the Early Help system as a whole (1.30pm). In addition Cumbria County Council are now consulting on proposals for a new integrated Children, Young People and Families Wellbeing Model. To support this consultation activity there will be a presentation (3.15pm) at the events. All events start at 1.30pm and aim to finish for 4.30pm. The presentation on the Children, Young People and
Families Wellbeing Model will start from 3.15pm. Refreshments will be served from 3pm.

  • 18 January 2019 - Newton Rigg College, Penrith
  • 22 January 2019 - Helena Thompson Museum, Workington
  • 21 January 2019 - Kendal Town Hall
  • 30 January 2019 - The Forum Theatre Barrow



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  • Children and young people
  • General public
  • Parents
  • Carers
  • Voluntary and community organisations
  • Service users


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  • Childrens social care
  • Health & well-being
  • Policy & Performance