Northwood in Kirkby is one of the next areas to benefit from the Cradle to Career programme, which has successfully been delivered by the Charity Right to Succeed in Birkenhead.
The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has approved (on 12 October) £5m from the Strategic Investment Fund to expand the programme to other areas across the Liverpool City Region. The first two areas to benefit from the programme are Northwood in Kirkby and Halton Lea in Halton.
The Cradle to Career programme brings together residents, local services, professions and community leaders to support children and young people. It puts people at the heart of education, services and local-decision making, aiming to improve literacy standards among children, give families easy access to the support they need, improve the quality of life for all and create new to improve the life chances of children and young people.
Details of the programme in Northwood are currently being confirmed, but plans include bringing a range of services together under one roof to provide local and tailored support for children and families. The focus will be on early intervention and prevention, providing families with a support network and ensure parents have information and support to ensure their child is safe and healthy.
Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said “I’m delighted that the Cradle to Career programme is coming to Northwood, helping to develop strong and thriving communities where our children and young people have the help and opportunities to succeed.
“Cradle to Career aims to ensure there are effective partnerships in place to build on the current success as well as maximising opportunities for children and families in Northwood to thrive and prosper.”
The Cradle to Career programme is due to be delivered in Northwood next year.