Support for Parents

In this section you will find lots of useful information to support healthy family relationships, where to get financial help, childcare, housing, health and wellbeing, support for addictions, domestic abuse, child safety and help to find a job or new career.

If you want any information, help or support on a topic that is not listed here you can pop into your local Family Hub or contact us here.

For more information about community and voluntary groups as well as activities in South Tyneside, click on the link below.


Family Hubs - parent and carer panels

We want to work closely with parents and carers to ensure that the services, information, and advice reflects what parents and carers want and need. We want to ensure you can access these services easily.

Initially the parent and carer panels will focus on the period from conception to age two. You will play a key role in designing and continuously improving family services.

We are looking for family members expecting a baby or with a child under two, or have pre-school children.  We would also like to involve parents and carers who have recently used NHS Start for Life services.

What would be expected from panel members?

  • To attend either face to face or digital panels to give views and experiences about services.
  • Help shape the new services, or help us to improve those we have.
  • To attend meetings about every two months with other parents.
Apply to be on the Parent and Carer Panel

Once you have submitted the online form, we will get in touch. We will then provide more detail about the panels.