Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Family hubs and outreach centres

Across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole there are nine family hubs and two outreach centres (formerly called children's centres).

Hubs are based in central locations and cover a reach area to support all families that need early help services, ensuring that families get the right help at the right time. Any family can contact us and we’ll signpost to appropriate support.

Each family hub provides:

  • Family support from our Early Help Family Support Teams
  • A range of programmes to support parents and their children, covering four key areas:
    • Parenting, young parents and volunteering
    • Use of the Home Learning Environment
    • The Brighter Futures Programme
    • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Health services such as midwife clinics
  • Information, advice and guidance, including information on and signposting to local childcare, signposting to a range of services including debt advice and information on community activities
  • Domestic violence support
  • Foodbank vouchers and support with accessing food
  • Breastfeeding pump loans

Outreach centres provide information, advice and guidance for families and health clinics.

Click on the boxes below for further details of our family hubs and outreach centres. Details of services and support for those with additional needs can be found within the information for each family hub and outreach centre in the Local OfferLocal OfferA local authority website resource that holds information on services and provision for children and young people with SEN and disabilities across education, health and social care and leisure. SEND section. 

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Useful Websites
Family Hub at Boscombe
Family Hub at Kinson and West Howe
Family hub at Pokesdown and Southbourne (YMCA)
Family Hub at Poole Old Town
Family hub at Queen's Park (YMCA)
Family Hub at Rossmore
Family Hub at Somerford
Family hub at Townsend (YMCA)
Family Hub at Turlin Moor
Canford Heath Outreach Centre
Branksome Outreach Centre