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Useful information – Health Visiting Warrington

Breastfeeding – Warrington

Carole Brazier
Infant Feeding Halton and Warrington
Telephone: 01744 457232 / 07919398530


Early year’s services

The team works with all early years services across Bridgewater’s areas to:

  • Promote secure attachment and bonding, positive maternal mental health and parenting skills using evidenced based assessments and effective interventions.
  • Lead and coordinate the Healthy Child programme requirements and delivering a comprehensive universal preventative health service for children and young people aged 0-5 years e.g:
    – Promoting breastfeeding and safe sleep
    – Prevention of childhood obesity
    – Improving school readiness
    – Accident prevention education
    – Advice and support on immunisations
  • Early identification of developmental and complex health needs referring on for investigation, diagnosis, treatment and support.
  • Work in partnership with other key stakeholders to safeguard and protect infants and young children at risk of harm.

Referral route

The service accepts referrals by telephone, email or face to face from:

  • Midwifery services
  • GPs and other professionals
  • Self-referral from parents/carers
  • Other statutory and voluntary agencies

Ask Ollie

You may find it helpful to view the local offer site for further information about support and services in the area.  ‘Ask Ollie’ is the local offer that supports parents and carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and young people with SEND themselves.

The link to Ask Ollie is: https://www.warrington.gov.uk/localoffer/

Ask Ollie is co-produced by Warrington Borough Council with local young people with SEND, parents and carers of children with SEND and SEND practitioners who support these families.


Healthy Start

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.

If you’re eligible, you’ll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops. We’ll add your benefit onto this card every 4 weeks.

You can use your card to buy:

  • plain liquid cow’s milk
  • fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables
  • fresh, dried, and tinned pulses
  • infant formula milk based on cow’s milk

You can also use your card to collect:

  • Healthy Start vitamins – these support you during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • vitamin drops for babies and young children – these are suitable from birth to 4 years old

Visit www.healthystart.nhs.uk for more information.