CONSULTATIONS

Family Support Services & Children's Centres consultation

A Somerset County Council consultation on proposed changes to the way it provides support to children and families is now underway.

The proposals are for a Family Support Service that would bring together the Council’s getset service – which includes children’s centre support for families and children aged 0 to 19 – and support from Health Visitors and the School Nursing Service.

The proposals aim to make support more accessible by delivering more through community venues, in people’s homes and online. They include changes to the role of children's centres.
The services and support will still be available, but where people get it from could change.

detail, supporting information and a questionnaire are available online www.somerset.gov.uk/familysupportandchildrenscentres
and at children’s centres across the county. Paper copies of the documents can also be requested by emailing familysupportservice@somerset.gov.uk or phoning 01823 357657.

People can respond by completing a questionnaire online or completing a paper copy. Paper copies can be handed in to a children’s centre or returned by Freepost

Public drop-in meetings have also been arranged for people to come and discuss the plans and give their feedback (see below).

The closing date for responses is 1 December 2017.

Drop in session to be held in Yeovil on Thurs 2 Nov, from 10.30am – 6.30pm, at Vicarage Street Methodist Church, 69 Middle St, Yeovil BA20 1JB