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Work Underway creates HUBS in Ushaw Moor

Work is now under way to create hubs in Seaham, Peterlee, Stanley, Consett, Chester-le-Street, Ushaw Moor, Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe and Ferryhill, and a hub in Barnard Castle is already in operation.

DURHAM County Council has reassured Crook families they will still receive important services, despite missing out on a new children’s hub. JULY 1 EDITION

The One Point scheme, which will see local authority and health services for young people brought together under one roof, had originally recommended creating 13 hubs in the county.

However, budget restraints forced Durham County Council and County Durham and Darlington NHS to reduce this figure to 10, meaning planned hubs in Crook, Thorney and Durham City were scrapped.
But Carole Payne, Head of Early Intervention and Partnerships at the Council, said local people would not lose out.

“Crook will still have a One Point service but we will be using the PCT building in Hope Street which is currently used as an outreach centre for Willington Sure Start,” she explained.

“The children and families of Crook will have access to the same services as other areas in County Durham with new buildings. This is just a case of the council and the NHS making best use of resources by using an existing building instead of building a new one.

“There will be no reduction in front line services as a result of the decision to reduce the number of hubs and the same number of staff will be employed in PCT building as would have been in the hub.”
One Point comes into effect in September and is aimed at giving young people and their families easier access to services including health visiting, school nursing, education psychology, education welfare, parenting support, careers guidance and youth work.

David Williams, Durham County Council’s Corporate Director of Children’s Services, said the system would result in better outcomes for young people and their families.

Work is now under way to create hubs in Seaham, Peterlee, Stanley, Consett, Chester-le-Street, Ushaw Moor, Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe and Ferryhill, and a hub in Barnard Castle is already in operation.

More than 735 employees across the two organisations are affected by the restructure, including 490 local authority posts, with an expected reduction of 240.

However, the One Point teams will have 683 posts, including 188 newly created ones, which results in a net reduction of up to 52 county council posts.

 

via Full services but Crook’s hub lost , Wear Valley Mercury.

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