Halton 0-19 Service Update in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic
We have taken advice from the Government, NHS England and Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust which means we are temporarily providing a reduced service. Unfortunately we have therefore had to temporarily suspend all our clinics, developmental reviews, adolescent ‘Drop In’s, group sessions and screening.
Home visits with your Health Visitor, Family Nurse and School Nurse will be undertaken if necessary as long as everyone in the family is well. They will however telephone you before the visit to check that you and every member of your household are free from Covid-19 symptoms. Please also be aware that the member of staff may be wearing personal protective equipment for your safety and that of our staff.
All other contacts will be completed by telephone where possible and we have also introduced two dedicated phone lines for you to ask for advice and support.
01928 593056 for Runcorn clients
0151 495 5200 for Widnes clients
If you are currently supported by one of our Family Nurses and you need to speak to them, we would ask you to contact them as normal on their mobile phone.
We have also set up dedicated email addresses to enable you to contact your 0-19 Teams so we can provide advice and support:
Covid-19 and Mental Well-being
The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) in Halton is a programme for first time young mums under the age of 20.
It delivers intensive home visiting, delivered by specially trained nurses.
Family Nurses come from a variety of backgrounds such as health visiting, midwifery, school nursing or mental health. Nurses have additional training to deliver the programme.
Family nurse partnership has three aims: to improve pregnancy outcomes, to improve child health and development and to increase parent’s economic self-efficiency.
The programme is based on three theories: attachment theory, self-efficacy theory and human ecology.
The programme is a licensed programme that originated in America and there has been over thirty years of research to show its effectiveness.
Who can access the service?
First time mums under the age of 20 who live in Halton.
How can they access the service?
Women under the age of 20 who are pregnant are invited to join the programme. Referrals come mainly from the midwifery service although clients or other professionals can refer.
Where do visits take place?
Visits are mainly conducted in the clients own home but they can also take place in the Children’s Centre or any other community venue in Halton.
Kingsway Children’s Centre
Telephone: 0151 511 5602