National Centre for Family Hubs Bite-sized Training: Place-based Strategies for Implementing Family Hubs – Learning from National Literacy Trusts Placed-based Work to Support Early Language

About this webinar

Tuesday 18 October 2022

Place-based initiatives achieve change by bringing cross-sector organisations together to address the underlying causes of complex social problems in a more holistic and joined-up way. Place-based initiatives build on the assets, confidence, capacity and connectedness of local communities, and support people to improve their life opportunities and outcomes. A central concept in place-based working is that of collective impact. This is the theory that initiatives that bring together multiple local assets and agencies, using localised approaches to tackle entrenched social challenges, achieve greater success.

Over the past ten years the National Literacy Trust (NLT) have been working with partners on place-based delivery in the country’s most disadvantaged communities. In this bite-sized training session, NLT will share insight gained from their extensive experience of delivering place-based work to support early language as well as evidence from applied research. They will show how to embed place-based work, for example on early language into developing and delivering family hubs, considering how they can ensure that the design, planning and implementation of their work is underpinned by place-based theory and practice. This will include an introduction to place-based working, approaches to reaching and engaging families using place-based methods and place-based strategies for empowering parents and carers.

NLT is working with the National Centre for Family Hubs and the DfE to share learning around early speech language and communication and adopting a place-based approach to support local areas in the development of their family hubs.

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Rosemary Thomas, Director of Operations, National Literacy Trust

Jason Vit, Head of Local Areas, National Literacy Trust

Alasdair Flint, Evaluation Manager, National Literacy Trust

Gaganpreet Basra, Project Manager, Literacy Hubs, National Literacy Trust

Who is this event suitable for

Those leading the development of family hubs, or interested in developing family hubs, from across local authority, health, education, early years and VCS.

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Registration will close at 15:00 on Monday 17 October. Please book your place before this time.

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18th October 2022
  • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
  • 1 hour
  • 12:00 - 13:00 (UK Time)


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