THE Barnsley South Family Hub officially opened to the public last week.

The hub, based in Wombwell, was opened by Mayor of Barnsley Coun John Clarke and his wife and mayoress Doreen.

Following a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Mayor, families were invited inside each hub to meet a wide range of expert family support services, who can offer guidance, help and support whenever they need it.

The first-of-a-kind opening with the Targeted Youth Support service included an outdoor gaming bus, families singing and dancing, baby sensory games and outdoor entertainment.

The latest Family Hub and Start for Life Hub opening is the next step in delivering the council’s family and Start for Life services, providing support for families with children aged from 0 up to 19 years old (and up to 25 for young people with special education needs and disabilities).

Coun Clarke said: “It was brilliant to see so many families visit our Family Hub opening day at South Family Hub, from families who are familiar faces to new people such as grandparents, who will be able to benefit from what’s on offer here.

“We’ll be working with our partners in health and across many groups who work with families to make sure our children get the very best start in life on their journey into young adulthood here in Barnsley – the place of possibilities.”