Have your say on the future of Ealing children’s centres 2019-22
15 Mar 2019
This consultation will be open until 17 May 2019. You can take part by either attending a meeting at your local children’s centre, or by completing either an online survey, or a printed survey and hand it in to a member of staff at any children's centre.
Ealing Council, along with most local authorities, is facing the toughest financial challenges in recent times. Our government grant has been reduced by £143.7m, equivalent to a reduction of 64% over the past 10 years.
At the same time, departments across the Council, particularly in social services and housing, are experiencing ever-increasing demand; whilst residents’ requirements and expectations of the services we offer are also changing.
To ensure the best outcome for residents, which is a priority to us (in keeping with our Future Ealing programme), we have to review how we provide services in future. We must find the most effective way to meet residents’ needs and maintain our commitment to deliver the services required in different regions of the borough and for those residents in most need - using the resources we have available.
Since 2010 around 1000 children’s centres across the country have had to close. Fortunately, here in Ealing, we’ve managed to maintain and develop all our 27 children’s centres – one of the highest numbers amongst London boroughs.
We are very proud of our children’s centres, the number of families they serve, the range of services they deliver and the very real and positive impact they’re having on young children.
More about children's centres
Click on the link to find out more about children's centres and why were are consulting:
Have your say on the future of Ealing children’s centres 2019-22 (Ealing Families directory).