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LullaBaby Features on ITV News

Wed 15th Feb 2023

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LullaBaby Features on ITV News

LullaBaby featured on ITV News

 

ITV came to visit LullaBaby to work gather information for a story about the government funding family hubas part of a £500m package to support parents and children. The centres in 75 different areas will provide a "one stop shop" for support and advice. The funding will also go towards breastfeeding advice and mental health services. Critics however, say the 'Family Hubs' sound very similar to Labour's Sure Start Centres. There were around 3,500 of the children's centres around the country, but they were not popular with the Conservatives, who slowly closed many of them through funding cuts. The latest government figures show that 1,300 children's centres had closed down between 2010 and 2019. 

What was abundantly clear from the interviews, was how much baby and toddler groups mean to its attendees. Not only do they support child development, but they clearly have an important role in maternal mental health too.

What do you think about the government's propasal for the family hubs?