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Strong Start - WNC

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Booth Meadow House, Museum Way, Riverside Retail Park, Northampton, Northamptonshire
United Kingdom

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The Strong Start team is a group of qualified and experienced Early Years professionals commissioned by Public Health who work closely with the Health Visiting and Infant Feeding teams across Northamptonshire to provide universal support for families with babies and young children.

Strong Start can help with everything from simply listening to providing advice and support with various universal topics. They provide short-term 1:1 support to parents through telephone, digital, and social media. Please see their website for a growing library of videos on topics relevant to parents-to-be and parents of babies or young children. Face-to-face information sessions are run at venues across Northamptonshire for families with young babies. Please look on Facebook or Eventbrite for details.

The Strong Start team can help families through self-referral or referral by partner agencies. Support for families’ covers:

  • Safe sleep and sleep routines
  • Introducing solids
  • Toileting
  • Behaviour linked to ages and stages
  • School readiness
  • Speech development
  • Oral health
  • Keeping active and healthy eating
  • Safety
  • Dump the dummy
  • Anxiety and social isolation

Strong Start provides a remote service but will meet families in their local area if necessary. They are commissioned by the Local Authority to provide this service.

West Northamptonshire
Additional languages
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Translation and/or Interpreting Available on Request
  • Urdu
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 5 years
Referral Route
  • Professional Referral
  • Self Referral
Type of Service
Local Government Department
Eligibility Criteria
Age Range - Early Years
Provider Category
Universal Services - Suitable for Everyone
Special Needs
Suitable for Everyone

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Last updated 05 May 2023