Health Visitor Services

Service Information 

The Health Visiting service is made up of a team of specialist nurses who offer advice and guidance to parents with children aged 0 to 5 years old.

We offer a wide range of support and advice on things like:

  • baby clinics
  • behaviour
  • growth and development
  • immunisations
  • minor ailments
  • nutrition
  • support groups

We can also connect you with other agencies if you need advice or support around housing, benefits or debt.

We’ll support you and your family until your child goes to school. We do this through a national scheme called the Healthy Child Programme.

The programme includes a number of ‘reviews’, during which we’ll talk about how your child is doing and discuss any concerns you have. These reviews might take place in your home, a child development clinic or a children’s centre.

We work closely with other health professionals and if appropriate we might refer you and your child to other specialist services.

 

Website

Health Visiting :: North Cumbria Integrated Care (ncic.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

  • Alston: 01768 245615
  • Appleby: 01768 354964
  • Barrow in Furness, Hindpool Team : 01229 471655
  • Barrow in Furness, Central Team : 01229 404595
  • Dalton and Ulverston: 01229 407770
  • Carleton Clinic, Carlisle: 01228 608953
  • Carlisle West Children’s Centre: 01228 608045
  • Cockermouth: 01900 705767
  • Copeland: 01946 68616
  • Cleator Moor: 01946 814434
  • Grange: 01539 777254
  • Kendal: 01539 718155
  • Kirkby Lonsdale: 01524 279177
  • Longtown: 01228 792712
  • Millom: 01229 777592
  • Penrith: 01768 245615
  • Wigton: 01228 602066
  • Windermere: 01539 447625
  • Workington: 01900 705173
  • Whitehaven: 01946 68616
  • UIverston: 01229 48401

 

Service Information 

Health Visiting

Our health visitors work with parents and carers to ensure that children have the best start in life and are able to achieve their full potential.

Every family with children under five has a named health visitor who offers support and encouragement through the early years from pregnancy and birth, to primary school and beyond to support you to stay healthy and avoid illness.

We provide a wide-ranging service to children and their families and we can also refer you to other services to support you with more specialist problems.

When you become pregnant you will have a named health visitor assigned to you and you will receive a home visit before your baby is born.

You can expect support and information about:

  • Family health and wellbeing including support for mothers with postnatal depression
  • Infant feeding with special knowledge of breast feeding
  • Parenting
  • A child’s growth and development – including advice for a child who is either underweight or overweight
  • Common childhood infections/illnesses and immunisation
  • Common skin problems
  • Language development and early learning guidance
  • Behavioural difficulties including sleeping, eating, potty training, temper tantrums
  • Healthy eating, play, safety and exercise
  • Accident prevention
  • Acting as key worker for young children with disabilities
  • Local child health clinics, support groups and parenting groups where you can meet other parents.
  • Supporting your child to get ready for school

 

Website 

Healthy Families Northumberland - Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (hdft.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

You can contact your health visitor through your GP surgery.

The 0-19 Healthy Families Northumberland team can be contacted by emailing: hdft.northumberland0-19@nhs.net

 

Service Information 

Our health visitors work with parents and carers in North Tyneside to ensure that children have the best start in life and are able to achieve their full potential.

Every family with children under five has a named health visitor who offers support and encouragement through the early years from pregnancy and birth, to primary school and beyond to support you to stay healthy and avoid illness.

We provide a wide-ranging service to children and their families and we can also refer you to other services to support you with more specialist problems.

When you become pregnant you will have a named health visitor assigned to you and you will receive a home visit before your baby is born.

You can expect support and information about:

  • Family health and wellbeing including support for mothers with postnatal depression
  • Infant feeding with special knowledge of breast feeding
  • Parenting
  • A child’s growth and development – including advice for a child who is either underweight or overweight
  • Common childhood infections/illnesses and immunisation
  • Common skin problems
  • Language development and early learning guidance
  • Behavioural difficulties including sleeping, eating, potty training, temper tantrums
  • Healthy eating, play, safety and exercise
  • Accident prevention
  • Acting as key worker for young children with disabilities
  • Local child health clinics, support groups and parenting groups where you can meet other parents.
  • Supporting your child to get ready for school
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Website

Health Visiting – Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

Contact Details 

You can contact your health visitor through your GP surgery.

Service Information 

The health visiting and school health service works with families to support children and young people's development (ages 0 to 19), providing additional support, or information to help people find more support, when it is needed.

We aim to provide a health support service for children, young people and their families in all areas of their lives. 

The services we provide are for children and young people from age 0 to 19. They include:

  • Six week visits
  • Three to four month contact at home/clinic
  • 9 to 12 month contact at home/clinic
  • 24 to 30 month contact at home/clinic
  • Hello-Goodbye transition to school

 

Website

Health visiting and school health - Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (newcastle-hospitals.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

You can contact us via the single point of contact at: 0191 282 3319

Service Information 

The Growing Healthy Gateshead 0-19 Healthy Child Programme service is an integrated service for families, expectant mothers, children and young people that offers interventions from the pre-natal stage up to the age of 19. The Trust leads on the delivery of this service, with a focus on working across services and organisational boundaries to improve public health outcomes.

The universal reach of the HCP provides an invaluable opportunity from early in a child’s life to identify families that are in need of additional support and children who are at risk of poor outcomes.

The aims of the HCP service is to:

  • Help parents develop and sustain a strong bond with children;
  • Encourage care that keeps children healthy and safe;
  • Protect children from serious disease, through screening and immunisation;
  • Reduce childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating and physical activity;
  • Identify health issues early, so support can be provided in a timely manner;
  • Make sure children are prepared for and supported in all child care, early years education settings and especially are supported to be ready to learn at age two and ready for school by age five.

 

Website

Growing Healthy Gateshead - Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (hdft.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

If you need to contact the team please use the Single Point of Contact telephone number: 03000 031 918.

Service Information 

Our 0-19 service consists of health visitors, school nurses, nursery nurses , staff nurse’s,  health care assistants and school nursing assistants.  

The 0-19 team work as part of wider community teams with GP, midwives, Children’s Centres, Paediatricians, Speech Therapists, Nurseries, Schools, Sexual Health Services to provide care and support to promote children’s’ well-being and prevention of harm.

Our 0-5 team offer home visits to all families in the community of South Tyneside, from pregnancy through to school entry, as recommended by the national Child Health Promotion Programme. If you’re a parent, the team will support you with your own health needs and will help you develop a healthy lifestyle. They also provide ‘drop in’ baby clinics and tailor support to your child’s individual and family needs. Every child has a named health visitor until they reach school entry.
 

Website

South Tyneside 0-19 Team :: South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (stsft.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

0-5 years 0191 2831508

Service Information 

Growing Healthy Sunderland provides an integrated Public Health service for expectant mothers, children and young people and their families in the city. This includes:

  • Provision of antenatal reviews from 28 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Provision of all mandatory universal reviews.
  • Provision of a 3-4 month review.
  • Provision of school readiness review.
  • Targeted support for teenage parents via the implementation of the Family Nurse Partnership.
  • Provision of the National Child Measurement Programme at start and completion of primary school.
  • Audiology Screening at commencement of primary education.
  • Provision of Public Health advice, information and support.
  • Provision of enhanced support to children and young people with higher levels of need.
  • Ensuring children and vulnerable adults are kept safe.
  • Provision of support to schools in developing a full understanding of the health and wellbeing needs of their pupils.
  • Provision of Oral Health Promotion.

 

Website

Growing Healthy Sunderland - Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (hdft.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

Single Point of contact telephone number: 03000 031552.

Service Information 

Growing Healthy 0-25 County Durham

A range of health professionals who aim to work in partnership with children, young people and their families to promote their health and wellbeing.

  • Our Family Health Visitors provide care until the end of Foundation Stage (Reception Year in school) and beyond when actively working with a family.
  • Our Family Health Visiting Team offer ten routine Healthy Child Programme contacts up to the end of reception year in school, including to children not in education settings. This is three more than we currently offer.
  • Well Baby Clinics take whole family approach of Community Based One Stop Shops, developed with service users and partners.
  • Health Exercise and Nutrition in the Really Young (HENRY) programme to support a healthy start and brighter future for families. 

 

Website

Growing Healthy County Durham - Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (hdft.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

please contact our Single Point of Contact on 03000 263538.

Service Information 

0-5 Children’s Service

All families with a child under five in Darlington have access to a Growing Healthy 0-5 Team consisting of health visitors, early years practitioners and infant feeding specialists. They provide expert health assessments, advice, support and interventions for babies, children and families.

The team encourages and supports parents and carers to develop life-long skills to enable them to make informed choices that affect their family’s future health and wellbeing.

The team is community-based and is accessible at a range of different venues including the family home, children’s centres and health centres. The service works in partnership with other agencies to ensure all families receive support.

 

Website

Growing Healthy Darlington - Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (hdft.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

Single Point of contact telephone number: 03000 030013

Service Information 

Within Children's Services we have dedicated teams working to support you and your family on a formal and informal basis.  We understand that most Families experience challenging times, and we are here to support you.

Early Help teams will support you in identifying where a child and their family may need extra support in either the early years of a child's life or in the early stages of a problem at any time in their childhood.  Early Help services work with families with children aged 0-19 (or 25 with additional or complex needs).

Early Help is split into many services, such as:

  • Health Visiting
  • Children's Centres
  • School Nursing
  • Family Workers

As a team we aim to help you to manage some of the difficult day-to-day home situations.

Having a new baby can take some adjusting too, Hartlepool Health Visiting Service are here to help answer any questions parents may have and offer support if you are finding things difficult.  Please read the information below on common issues following the birth of your baby.

 

Website

Supporting You and Your Child | Hartlepool Borough Council

 

Contact Details 

For further information please contact The Children's Hub on 01429 284284 or email childrenshub@hartlepool.gov.uk 

Service Information 

The Growing Healthy Stockton-on-Tees 0-19 Healthy Child Programme (HCP) is a universal service where the needs and voice of children, young people and families are the core of the service that:

  • Identifies and addresses need at the earliest opportunity
  • Recognises and builds on the strengths that are within individuals to enable them to be part of the solution to overcoming challenges
  • Identifies and develops resources within communities so that children, young people and families have access to support when and where they need it.

 

Website

Growing Healthy Stockton-on-Tees - Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (hdft.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

If you need to contact the team please use the Single Point of Contact telephone number: 0333 3202 302.

Service Information 

0-5 Children’s Service

All families with a child under five in Middlesbrough have access to a Health Visiting 0-5 Team, consisting of Health Visitors, Early Years Practitioners and Infant Feeding Specialists. They provide expert health assessments, advice, support and interventions for babies, children and families.

The Team encourages and supports parents and carers to develop life-long skills to enable them to make informed choices that affect their family’s future health and wellbeing.

The Team works in community settings to deliver universal and targeted interventions designed to meet public health outcomes. We ensure the emotional and physical health and wellbeing of families, children and young people across Middlesbrough.

The service works in partnership with other agencies to ensure all families receive support.

 

Website

Healthier Together Middlesbrough - Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (hdft.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

The Middlesbrough 0-19 Service central contact number is 0300 303 1603 and email address: hdft.mborohealthychildservice@nhs.net.

Service Information 

A Health Visitor is available to speak to you Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. 

 

Website

Health Visiting and School Nursing (redcar-cleveland.gov.uk)

 

Contact Details 

You can access our single point of contact (Tel: 01642 444011) where a

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