Strong Start - NNC and WNC

Type of service:
Advice And Information
Address:
Northamptonshire Libraries and Information Services, Booth Meadow House, Museum Way, Riverside Business Park, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN3 9HW
Telephone number:
07880 136070
Service description:

The 'Strong Start' team is a group of qualified and experienced Early Years professionals contracted by Public Health who work closely with the Health Visiting and Infant Feeding teams across Northamptonshire to provide universal support for families with babies and young children.

They provide short term (currently virtual) 1:1 support to parents through telephone, digital and social media. Strong Start can help with everything from simply listening to providing advice and support with various universal topics. Please also see their website for a growing library of videos on topics relevant for parents to be and parents of babies or young children. From September 2021 face to face information sessions start at venues across Northamptonshire for families with young babies, please look on Facebook or Eventbrite for details.

The Strong Start team are able to help families through self-referral or referral by partner agencies. Support for families’ covers:

  • Safe sleep and sleep routines
  • Introducing solids
  • Toileting
  • Behaviour linked to ages and stages
  • School readiness
  • Speech development
  • Oral health
  • Keeping active and healthy eating
  • Safety
  • Dump the dummy
  • Anxiety and social isolation

Strong Start also provide a remote service, and will meet families in their local area if necessary.

Strong Start are commissioned by the Local Authority to provide this service.

Related Documents:

They provide short term (currently virtual) 1:1 support to parents through telephone, digital and social media. Strong Start can help with everything from simply listening to providing advice and support with various universal topics. Please also see their website for a growing library of videos on topics relevant for parents to be and parents of babies or young children. From September 2021 face to face information sessions start at venues across Northamptonshire for families with young babies, please look on Facebook or Eventbrite for details.

The Strong Start team are able to help families through self-referral or referral by partner agencies. Support for families’ covers:

  • Safe sleep and sleep routines
  • Introducing solids
  • Toileting
  • Behaviour linked to ages and stages
  • School readiness
  • Speech development
  • Oral health
  • Keeping active and healthy eating
  • Safety
  • Dump the dummy
  • Anxiety and social isolation

Strong Start Service leaflet (2021) PDF 389 KB

Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 5 years
Languages:
Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
Referral route:
  • Agency referral
  • Contact service direct
  • Education or school
  • Family member
  • G.P or health referral
  • Job Centre
  • Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
  • NCC Customer Services
  • Professional referral
  • Referral management centre (RMC)
  • Self referral
  • Social Care
Last updated on:
29/09/2021
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