Locality working - working together in collaboratives

Whilst most children in Cheshire East have a level of wellbeing that is equal and often higher than the national average, those who live in our most deprived areas experience even greater inequality. In Cheshire East we are also challenged with delivering our services across a wide area as 40% of our population live in rural areas.

Issues such as debt, poor mental health or threat of homelessness can happen to families at any point in a child or young person’s life. By implementing family hubs in Cheshire East, we can build on our current children’s centre and early help offer to provide high-quality, joined-up, whole-family help services.

How do we plan to work together?

We are delivering our family hubs in two localities: north and south. Locality working brings together everyone who plays an active role in improving our communities, including our organisations, our businesses, our groups and residents.

We have divided the borough of Cheshire East into eight collaborative areas, four in the north and four in the south.Collaboratives bring together multi-disciplinary teams who work in specific geographies to improve the lives of children and young people.

Family hubs collaborative approach presentation (PDF, 3.7MB)

Where are the collaboratives?

The collaboratives in the North locality include

  • Congleton
  • Macclesfield North
  • Macclesfield South
  • Wilmslow and Knutsford

The collaboratives in the South locality include

  • Crewe North
  • Crewe South
  • Nantwich and Rural
  • Sandbach Alsager and Middlewich
Family Hubs map


Each collaborative includes representatives from

  • Cheshire East Council
  • Schools and colleges
  • Early years settings
  • Health
  • Voluntary, community and faith organisations

As a professional, how to get involved in my collaborative

To get involved with your collaborative, contact the locality area lead for your area.

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For more information about family hubs, contact familyhubs@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Page last reviewed: 10 July 2023

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