Due to the current concerns regarding Covid - 19, Well Baby Clinics & Introduction to Solid Foods groups in Warwickshire have been cancelled. We appreciate that the service being offered at this time may not suit everyone, but we ask that you bear with us. If you do have any worries, large or small or any concerns regarding your baby or child, please do not hesitate to contact us.
To speak to a Health Visitor, please ring your local health Visiting Team OR TEXT Chat Health on 07520 615293. To speak to our Infant Feeding Team, please ring 01926 626529.
If you have an appointment with us, please inform us before the appointment is due if you, a family member or your child has a high temperature or a new, continuous cough. If you have any questions regarding your appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please use the Facebook pages, details below, for up to date information in your area.
What we do
We work to improve the health and wellbeing of children and families in the crucial first years of life.
Our community teams offer friendly support and advice and we work closely with GPs, children’s centres, midwives, school nurses and the wider local community.
The service is universal to all children and families, with a wider service to those with additional needs. The four levels of care are:
All communities have a range of services provided through children and family centres and by other community groups. Health visitors work closely with others to develop services and make sure you know about them.
We can help with:
- housing and local services
- dealing with community issues
We provide the Healthy Child Programme to ensure a healthy start for your child, ongoing support for parents, and access to a range of community based services and resources. It is a universal service that is offered to all parents and includes:
- a contact or telephone call before your baby is born, usually when you are more than 25 weeks pregnant
- a contact and check when your baby is 11-14 days old
- a contact at 6-8 weeks with the health visitor alongside your review at 6-8 weeks with the GP
- a 9-month health review - usually carried out by a Nursery Nurse
- a 2-2 ½ year review, usually carried out by a nursery nurse
Universal Plus gives parents an expert response from health visitors when specific help is needed. This may be in the case of:
- post-natal depression
- sleep problems
- other feeding issues
- speech development
- concerns regarding your child’s behaviour and/or development
Universal Partnership Plus provides ongoing support from health visiting teams plus a range of local services that help with more complex issues. These include children’s centre services, other community services including some charities when appropriate, and the Family Nurse Partnership. For example:
- families living with disabilities
- mental health issues
- drug and alcohol related problems
- learning disabilities
- complex family circumstances
- support with domestic violence
North Warwickshire basesAtherstone Children and Family Centre including Polesworth and Coleshill
Tel: +44 (0)1827 717204
Bedworth and Bulkington Village Centre
Tel: +44 (0)2476 314277
Camphill Early Years CentreRiversley Park Children's Centre
Tel: +44 (0)2476 357660
Tel: +44 (0)2476 385447
St Nicholas Park Clinic
Tel: +44 (0)2476 322067
South Warwickshire bases
Alcester Health Centre
Tel: +44 (0)1789 412984
Cape Road Clinic
Tel: +44 (0)1926 400001
Tel: +44 (0)1926 852087
Kingsway Children's Centre
Tel: +44 (0)1926 626531
Tel: +44 (0)1926 887309
Rural South team covering Shipston and Wellesbourne teams
Tel: +44 (0)1789 412844
Tel: +44 (0)1789 405122 and (0)1789 412993
Tel: +44 (0)1926 815045
Tel: +44 (0)1788 555146
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Tel: +44 (0)1788 555147
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Due to concerns about Coronavirus clinic openings may be subject to change.
Please contact your local Health Visiting team before clinic to see if it is going ahead.
Alternatively please contact CHAT health on 07520 615293 and your questions will be responded to Monday to Friday 9-5pm.
please see Facebook page for your team for up to date information
If you have any questions about your pre-school child, or your own health and well being you can use our texting service 07520 615293 anytime. A health visitor will aim to text you back with in 2 hours in normal working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, excluding BH).
Please note we support messaging from UK numbers only, which will be charged at your normal rate.
If you would like to feedback to your Warwickshire health visiting team please click here or email: Sarah.Foster@swft.nhs.uk
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