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South Tyneside families helped make our first birthday celebrations one to remember as over 400 people enjoyed a week’s worth of activities across several Hub destinations.

The Hubs welcomed people of all ages and backgrounds, with various activities on offer throughout the week to suit a wide range of interests.

Featuring a range of activities including baby sensory, balloon making and multisports, activities were also on offer for those with a passion for animals. Tails ‘N Snails and Animal Antics delivered a unique experience for families with Giant African millipedes, land snails and red tortoises just some of the special guests in attendance.

Tiny Tweeties delivered adventures of their own as young people and their families enjoyed pirate themed sessions with lots of singing and dancing. Cultural Spring enabled families to showcase their creative side making various arts and crafts including jewellery, bracelets and keyrings.

To mark South Tyneside Family Hubs turning one, families were also treated to a free family barbecue and climb at Simonside Climbing Wall.

After the birthday celebrations concluded, Gemma Briggs, Operational Manager Family Help Services, was quick to dedicate the successful week to the hardworking staff at South Tyneside Family Hubs. She said: “The whole week has been a massive success.

“Welcoming over 400 people to our Hubs is testament to all the hard work our staff do behind the scenes. Our partners also played a crucial part in the success of the event, ensuring so many children and their families had a fantastic experience.

“It has been an incredible year and to see so many smiles on everyone’s faces makes it all worthwhile. We hope families enjoyed all of the activities on offer and thank you to everyone who came to our first birthday celebrations.”

We’d also like to thank National Literacy Trust, Baby Sensory South Tyneside, Tails ‘N Snails, Foundation of Light, Tiny Tweeties, Animal Antics, Hartbeeps UK and Cultural Springs for supporting our event.

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South Tyneside Family Hub Survey 2024

We would like to hear your views on South Tyneside Family Hubs and the services we offer you and your family.

If you haven’t heard of us or visited us, then we want to know that as well.

Your responses will help shape our future offer and help us to ensure we are meeting the needs of every child, young person and family in South Tyneside.

This survey is aimed at parents and carers of children aged 0-19 years (or up to 25 if they have special educational needs), as well as parents who are expecting a baby.

How to have your say

You are the expert about the area you live in and your lived experiences of the current Family Hub service provision in South Tyneside.

Have your say by completing our online survey below.

Click here to take survey.

If you would like any help completing this survey, you can pop into any of our Hubs or send us an email to request further support at: familyhubs@southtyneside.gov.uk

What happens next

The survey closes at 5pm on 11th July.

All comments received through the survey are very important to us and will help us inform and shape the service we offer to families moving forward.

We will publish a summary report of the findings on the Family Hub website.

If you have any questions about the survey or want to discuss the work of the Family Hubs, please contact us by email at: familyhubs@southtyneside.gov.uk or by calling us on 0800 783 4645.

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South Tyneside Family Hubs celebrates its first birthday in June and to mark the occasion, an action-packed schedule of activities will be on offer to children, young people and their families.

Our launch week proved to be a hit with families after an extremely well-attended 2023 event, with some familiar activities back by popular demand.

This year’s celebration will be held across the South Tyneside Family Hub network, with a range of activities at a Hub near you.

From Tails & Snails and Animal Antics to balloon making and face painting, we’ve got something for everyone.

Families can also look forward to a family barbeque at Simonside Climbing Wall on Tuesday 11th June as well as a host of other activities delivered by South Tyneside Youth Service.

FAQS

When is the Family Hubs first birthday celebration event?

South Tyneside Family Hubs first birthday celebration will take place from Monday 10th June to Friday 14th June. Each day will be split into various time slots.

Where will the event take place?

Activities will be split across the South Tyneside Family Hub network. View the full timetable of activities here.

Does the event cost to attend?

This is a drop-in event with a wide range of free activities available upon entry.

Who is the event for?

Everybody is welcome at our first birthday celebrations.

Where will I be able to park?

All Family Hubs have accessible free car parking. Find your local Family Hub here.

Can I reach South Tyneside Family Hubs on public transport?

Families can access various Family Hub locations via regular bus services. Some Hubs are also just a few minutes’ walk away from various Tyne and Wear Metro stops.

Is there disabled access?

Yes, South Tyneside Family Hubs is fully accessible.

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Over 100 people celebrated International Day of Families at Hebburn Family Hub as children were treated to an action-packed evening of sports, dance, and exotic animals.

International Day of Families is a global observance that celebrates the diversity and importance of families, people, and cultures around the world.

Always a hit with children and parents alike, one of the events on offer was delivered by Tails ‘N Sails, a unique experience which aims to spread awareness on animal welfare in a fun but educational way.

Foundation of Light were also in attendance as budding sports stars enjoyed a variety of fun and games while Sound Vision threw its very own disco party.

Speaking about the success of the event, Founder of Tails ‘N Snails, Georgia Barker, said: “I loved meeting so many different families at the International Day of Families event.

“It was great to see so many children and adults interacting with the animals, asking questions and facing fears together. I love being able to interact with them and help them develop their interest around animal welfare.” 

Family Hubs Partnership Manager, Natalie Buglass, added: “It was great to see so many families with children of all ages to celebrate International Day of Families.

“We had so many activities on offer which all our families joined in with and enjoyed. I would like to say a huge thank you to our partners who attended the event to provide families with information about their valuable services.”

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From announcing a new partnership with DadPad UK to celebrating the Global Big Latch On, April proved to be a month to remember at South Tyneside Family Hubs.

Breastfeeding mams celebrate Global Big Latch On

South Tyneside Family Hubs celebrated the Global Big Latch On, welcoming breastfeeding mothers from across the Borough to promote and support all things breastfeeding.

An event which is celebrated worldwide, the occasion presented the perfect opportunity for mothers to receive advice and support and engage with other breastfeeding mams.

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Local dads set to benefit from new partnership

Dads’ and dads-to-be will have the opportunity to access top tips on Parenthood after South Tyneside Family Hubs announced a new partnership with DadPad UK.

The partnership will see local male parents/carers gain free access to the newly launched DadPad app, an easy-to-use resource packed with relevant information, as well as details on local support groups and service providers.

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Generations of families unite in South Tyneside

South Tyneside Family Hubs proved to be a hive of activity in April, bringing three generations together to mark Global Intergenerational Week.

In its third year, Global Intergenerational Week proved popular across the Borough, as scores of children, parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents engaged and connected in Learning with Play activities across several Family Hub locations.

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Other Hub news

We launched Souter Buggy Walk & Talk, a FREE activity offering families the perfect opportunity to connect with others and take in the incredible scenery while going on a guided walk along Souter Lighthouse and the Leas. Find out how to get involved.

We had a jam-packed Easter with our ever-popular half-term courses. Check out some of the best photos on Facebook.

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South Tyneside Family Hubs and Anya are now offering local parents an App focusing on infant feeding and parenting support.

With 24/7 guidance, the app will provide parents with practical and emotional support on their breastfeeding and parenting journey, anytime, anywhere. With parents now able to access Anya’s resources throughout pregnancy, and until their child is two years old.

“Anya’s origin story is rooted in the real-world trials and tribulations faced by parents. We are passionately committed to providing parents with the empathetic, individualised support they crave on their parenting journey,” shared CEO Dr Chen Mao Davies, Founder of Anya.

“Our collaboration with South Tyneside Family Hubs underscores our shared vision of empowering parents with essential tools and unwavering guidance.”

Family Hubs Team Manager, Joanne Pringle, added: “We are delighted to be partnered with Anya.

“Being able to offer expectant and new parents in South Tyneside 24/7 evidenced based support through the first 1001 days is crucial, and we look forward to playing our part by supporting on a range of topics including breastfeeding, sleeping, weaning and child development.

To learn more about Anya and its services, please visit https://anya.health/

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