Cumbernauld Family Hub is encouraging Cumbernauld citizens to complete an online North Lanarkshire Council consultation which aims to improve things for disadvantaged children and young people.
Cornerstone House Centre shares North Lanarkshire Council’s vision of wanting all children and young people in Cumbernauld to have a chance to play, take part in sport and leisure and enjoy culture, the arts and community youth activities. However, it is recognised that for some young people, there are barriers to this and particularly so in the school holidays.
As such, the local authority is currently promoting a 20-question online survey to explore the experiences of families with children and young people who have additional and or complex support needs, long term conditions or disabilities being included, participating in and accessing facilities and activities.
It is intended that the information gathered from the survey will be used to develop and improve public service access for children in the future. Examples of key services and facilities provided by North Lanarkshire Council, North Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture NL in the greater Cumbernauld area include Cumbernauld Library, Tryst Sports Centre, Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld First Stop Shop, Broadwood and Colzium Estate and Museum, amongst others.
As provider of an established and resourceful Cumbernauld Family Hub for the area, Cornerstone House Centre, which became a Disability Confident Committed employer in 2019, has a vested interest in ensuring that maximum positive outcomes are achieved for local families as a result of the survey. To achieve this, it is important that as many Cumbernauld citizens as possible contribute by taking 10 minutes to complete the survey.
Cumbernauld Family Hub is a three-year National Lottery Community Fund supported project which strives to provide a raft of free resources, provision and development opportunities for families living in the Cumbernauld area. Launched in May 2017, several significant and positive impacts of Cumbernauld Family Hub have been accomplished in the past 30 months. This includes notable outcomes for parents, children and family members in terms of personal and skills development, health and wellbeing, parent-child bonding, life balance, recovery and employability.
Family Hub activities are planned to be informal, practical and interrelated, making the learning fun and interactive. In particular, services are tailored to benefit those experiencing difficulties as a result of factors such as poverty, housing problems, relationship issues, lack of educational attainment and unemployment. A range of free and regular activities will be rolled out by Cornerstone House Centre as part Cumbernauld Family Hub in 2020, including Bookbug, Stay and Play Sessions, Living Life to the Full and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
The closing date for completion of this survey is Friday 31 January 2020. Further information can be obtained by contacting North Lanarkshire Council’s Co-Production Officer Rosalyn Griffiths on 01236 812358 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the activity of Cumbernauld Family Hub, please contact Cornerstone House Centre on 01236 739220 or email email@example.com.