Health Visiting – link to HV page
Healthy Child Programme
Hearing Loss and deafness – What to do if you think your child may have a hearing loss.
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Accidents in the home or garden are the most common reason why a child under 5 will need to go to hospital. The most common types of accidents are:
- Burns or scalds
- Choking, strangulation or suffocation
Babies and young children are developing fast and can take you by surprise with what they can do. That is why it is important to keep their home safe.
The Child Accident Prevention Trust and ROSPA both have lots of information and advice about how to prevent accidents and keep babies and children safe.
If you have a child under 2, live in a Stockport Homes property and are in receipt of some benefits you may be eligible from free, fitted home safety equipment such as stair gates and fire guards. Ask your health visitor or housing officer for a referral.
The key to healthy eating is to eat a wide range of foods to make sure you’re getting a balanced diet and your body is receiving all the nutrients it needs. The NHS website has these 8 practical tips that cover the basics of healthy eating and can help you to make healthier choices.
The Start4Life website contains lots of information about feeding your baby or toddler, including lots of useful weaning recipes and a guide to safe weaning.
Healthy Start Scheme
The Healthy Start card is a prepaid card for families on a low income, providing help to buy fruit, vegetables and milk. Beneficiaries of the Healthy Start scheme can also get free vitamins during pregnancy or for their child. If you are pregnant or have a child under the age of 4 and are in receipt of benefits then you may be eligible to apply. For more information on how to apply visit the Healthy Start website.
Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. Find out how Home-Start can support your family here.
Home Safety Fire Assessment
A Home Fire Safety Assessment (HFSA) is a free visit to your home by the Fire and Rescue Service. During the visit they will provide fire safety advice and equipment depending on risk. They’ll need to talk to you about your health, home environment and your daily activities in order to understand your fire risk and provide the best advice for you.
To find out whether you are eligible for a HFSA, click here and fill in the online home fire safety check.
At the end of the check you will be provided with online fire safety advice or, if you are eligible for a visit, you will be asked to submit your contact details. The Fire and Rescue Service will then telephone you to arrange your HFSA.