In June 2019 Autism East Midlands was awarded £264,857 by The National Lottery Community Fund, to help create six new Family Support Hubs in the East Midlands. We are now delighted to announce that we are opening the first of the six brand new Family Support Hubs on October 19th 2019.
The first of these new hubs will opened in Leicester in October and now the next couple of hubs will open in early November in Northampton and Loughborough respectively. Both hubs will take place during the week opening 4pm – 7pm, Northampton on the first Monday of every month and Loughborough the second Tuesday of the month.
What to expect at an Autism East Midlands Family Support Hub
The Hub sessions offer a range of activities, such as arts and crafts or gaming, which autistic young people can undertake with their families and with each other. These are carefully-designed to promote social interaction and help them to develop crucial communication skills. The sessions provide opportunities for young autistic people to meet one another and develop the skills and confidence they need to build friendships and peer support networks, both within hub sessions and elsewhere. They also offer a relaxed and supportive environment in which families can enjoy quality time together, generating valuable peer support networks.
Northampton Family Support Hub details:
Venue: Kingsthorpe Baptists Church, High Street, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, NN2 6QF
Date: every first Monday of the month
Time: 4pm – 7pm
The Northampton Family Support Hub is a free service that has been created to help autistic children and their families in Northampton and surrounding areas.
Loughborough Family Support Hub details:
Venue: Gorse Covert Community Centre, Maxwell Drive, Loughborough, LE11 4RZ
Date: every second Tuesday of the month
Time: 4pm – 7pm
The Loughborough Family Support Hub is a free service that has been created to help autistic children and their families in Loughborough and the surrounding areas.
If you would like more information on either the Northampton or Loughborough Family Support Hubs or indeed about our other hubs, then please do email: firstname.lastname@example.org