You may remember from previous editions of our newsletter that we have been working with local parents and providers on a new approach to working with families in Southend. Your Family is for everyone having or raising a young child.  It will allow families to meet each other for mutual support; to get help from a friendly team and to discover all that Southend has to offer them by way of services, amenities, community initiatives and activities.

Throughout 2021 we have made major strides in building the approach to suit families expectant a baby, or with children under 4. Dartington Service Design were commissioned in 2020 to design the offer collaboratively alongside Your Family Steering Group, comprised of A Better Start Southend Parent Champions, partners and staff. Recruitment for the Your Family expert team is currently underway, with the new Team Manager, Paul Maynard, starting work with us on Monday 7th June 2021. Paul joins us from Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

We are developing the messaging and ‘look and feel’ of the service, and this has been continuing apace in consultation with parents and carers in Southend. To further broaden feedback we have received, we would like to invite you to be part of shaping the way that Your Family is advertised! Using the Your Family Branding survey, you can influence the types of promotion you will see around Southend, let us know your preferences in description, logo and advertising.

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