Expectant parents and families caring for babies or small children have a 24/7 online resource with the launch of a new website from Family Health services at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.
The Trust’s Family Health services include health visiting, school nursing and oral health. These services are now located with Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s Prevention and Early Help services in ‘Family Hubs’, so that they are easier to find for families across the Bradford District.
Reflecting this joined-up approach, the new website – betterliveshealthyfuturesbw.nhs.uk – has been designed as a single place of reference for mums, dads, families and carers.
Resources include what to expect on the six important contacts families have with our Health Visiting service together with lots of useful information and advice on topics such as caring for a crying baby, a baby’s development, feeding, mental health, immunisations, safe sleep and oral health. The website links to a broad range of other trusted information sites and has emergency and out-of-hours contact numbers all in one place.
Families can also access core information about our School Nursing service and we will be adding useful guides on relevant topics for this service over the coming months.
Commenting on the new resource, Children’s Service Assistant General Manager Dawn Lee said: “If you’re caring for little ones and need advice, it’s important to know you can find it from a trusted, reliable source at whatever time of the day or night you need it.
“Our website has been developed with input from our specialist clinical leads and most importantly, people who are using our Family Health services to ensure it meets their needs. The first phase of the site is focused on supporting people with children in the 0-4 age group, but we are now developing content to meet the needs of children and young people up to the age of 19, and the people caring for them.”