Families can now access a range of support services under one roof as two new family hubs open their doors.

Shinewater, in Milfoil Drive and Devonshire in Seaside, both in Eastbourne, are the latest of 11 family hubs that East Sussex County Council has opened this year.

Visitors to the two hubs can get support and advice from midwives, health visitors, early communications support workers, early years practitioners and more.

Activity sessions will give children, parents and carers the chance to socialise and support their children’s needs and development.

Councillor Bob Bowdler, the county council’s lead member for children and families, said: “I’m delighted to see the two latest family hubs up and running.

“Joining up and enhancing the services offered to families in the Eastbourne area will make it even easier for them to access the support they need to make a positive difference.”

One parent who went to the Shinewater hub said: “It’s a very warm and welcoming environment, and it’s nice to have people for advice, and professionals. It’s nice to have somewhere close by with so much advice available.”