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Aspire Family Hub

Address: Humber Avenue, Coventry, CV1 2SF (for Sat Nav use: CV1 2AT)

ChildLine

Childline – online, on the phone, anytime.

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. Childline is there to support you and help you find ways to cope.

Children and Young People’s Occupational Therapy In Coventry

The Occupational Therapy service enables children and young people to participate as fully as possible in activities as part of their daily lives. They work with children and young people who have difficulties or a disability which impacts upon their daily participation in activities. The service works with a variety of children and young people between the ages of 0-19 years who have specific difficulties in participating in or completing daily activities.

Children and Young people’s Physiotherapy Service in Coventry

Physiotherapy aims to support children and young people in getting the most from their lives and achieving their physical potential. Physiotherapists work with key people involved in children and young people’s lives such as their families, health professionals, education and social care.

Children’s Speech and Language Therapy

Speech & Language Therapy (SLT) aims to support children and young people to reach their full potential with speech, language and communication. They also support children with feeding and swallowing problems.

Coventry and Warwickshire Reach Services

Changing Young Lives Reach is a community based children and young people’s service for 5-18 year olds delivered by Mind and Relate. Reach offers a range of services and self help tools supporting children and young people to manage their emotional well-being.

Families for All Hub

Address: 454 Foleshill Road, Coventry, CV6 5LB

Family Nurse Partnership

What we do

We are a voluntary programme for young first time mothers (and their partners), aged 19 years or under. Our specially-trained nurses provide regular home visits, from early pregnancy until your child is aged two. FNP uses methods on attachment, relationships and self-efficacy. Your family nurse will build a trusting and supportive relationship with you and your family, they will guide you so that you will be able to adopt healthier lifestyles for yourself and your baby, provide good care for your baby and toddler, and plan your future.

Your family nurse will help you:

•increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy

•improve your child’s development

•build a positive relationship with your baby and others

•plan for the future

•make lifestyle choices that gives your child the best possible start in life

•achieve your aspirations such as finding a job or returning to education

We hope to be able to give everyone a place on the programme, however, if the programme is full you will be supported by other services and your midwife will help with this.

Family Nurse Partnership visits begin before your baby is born, they are weekly for the first six weeks after your baby’s birth, and then fortnightly until 21 months. Monthly visits continue until your child is 2 years old

It’s all voluntary and if there is something you don’t want to talk about in a meeting just let your family nurse know. Together you will decide what to cover in each visit and your family nurse is always available to talk through any concerns you have in-between visits.

Dads or partners are welcome to join in if the mum would like them to. You don’t have to be in a relationship for dads to attend.

Harmony Family Hub

Address: Clifton Street, Coventry, CV1 5GR

Health Visiting

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, 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.

 

Your community

 

Communities have a range of services provided a number of 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

 

Universal Services – Offered to all

 

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 visit before your baby is born, usually when you are more than 25 weeks pregnant
a visit and check when your baby is 11-14 days old
a review for you and your baby at 6-8 weeks carried out by your GP
a contact when your baby is 3-4 months old
a 9-month health review
a 2-2 ½ year review, usually carried out by a nursery nurse

 

Universal Plus – Specific support when you need it

 

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
Breastfeeding
Other feeding issues
Speech development
Concerns regarding your child’s behaviour and/or development

 

Universal Partnership Plus – Ongoing support for families with more complex needs

 

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

 

Contact and Location

 

Tel: +44 (0)2475 189190

Woodend team
1st Floor, Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Winston Avenue, Coventry, CV2 1EA

Hillfields and Valley House Team
312 Charter Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 8DA

Foleshill and Stoke Team
1st Floor, Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Winston Avenue, Coventry, CV2 1EA

Coundon Team
1st Floor, Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Winston Avenue, Coventry, CV2 1EA

Willenhall Team
312 Charter Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 8DA

Tile Hill Team
312 Charter Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 8DA

Infant Feeding Team

What we do

We are a team of UNICEF BFI Trained and Accredited Breastfeeding Peer Support Workers, managed by a Registered Adult Nurse.

What does our team offer?

Contact us for:

•Information on building a close and loving relationship with your baby, before and after baby is born.

•Details of the health benefits of breastfeeding for Mum and Baby

•Information on brain development, oxytocin, effective milk transfer, responsive feeding and more

•Support and advice with all aspects of infant feeding

•Support at weekday support groups / post-natal clinics / baby weigh clinics

•Weekday home visits and daily telephone consultations

•Saturday morning telephone consultations 9am-1pm

Our Working Partners

•University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

•Health Visiting

•Maternity Services

•Family Health and Lifestyle Service Coventry

•Coventry University

Mosaic Family Hub

Address: Jardine Crescent, Coventry, CV4 9PL

Park Edge Family Hub

Address: Roseberry Avenue, Coventry, CV2 1NE

Pathways Family Hub

Address: Radford Primary School, Lawrence Saunders Road, Radford, Coventry, CV6 1HD

School Nursing

What we do

We provide a named school nurse in each school in Coventry, to help children and young people (from school entry to 19 years old) to take responsibility for their own health and to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

We also assess the health needs of the school community, planning and implementing programmes that promote and protect public health. We work in partnership with other agencies to address wider threats to, and inequalities, in health.

Coventry School Nursing Service supports the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme 5-19 years old (DH 2009) and adheres to the guidance as per Coventry Safeguarding Children’s Board. This includes for example the delivery of the National Child Measurement Programme, Reception and Year 6 Health Assessments and Hearing Screening.

Chat Health Texting Service

Chat health is a free service that enables 11-18 year olds across Coventry to send confidential SMS text messages to School Nurses who will provide impartial advice and support. The number to text is 07507 331949.

Preparing for your Appointment

 

An appointment with your school nurse or a member of the team could take place at the child’s school, at home or at a community centre.

 

Contact and Location

Coventry Family Health and Lifestyle Team

Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre

Winston Avenue, Coventry, CV2 1EA

 

Related links

  • Coventry Local Safeguarding Children Board
  • Missing Appointments Matter animation

The Allan Higgs Centre

We offer a range of children’s activities and services to keep your kids entertained, active, and healthy. The activity and playgroup sessions are organised and delivered by experienced coaches and the indoor play sessions are supervised by experienced staff. All sessions take place in a safe and fun environment.

The Moat Family Hub

Address: Moat House Primary School, Deedmore Road, Coventry, CV2 1EQ

What is a Family Hub?

The family hub model is an approach to the delivery of early help services centralised around a building, where a number of different services providing information and support to families, children and young people are based. They will provide early help and support for families, children and young people aged 0 – 19 years up to age 24 where a young person has a disability.

Wood Side Family Hub

Address: Upper Ride, Willenhall Wood, Coventry, CV3 3GL

Feelings and emotions

Cruse Bereavement Care

Most people experience grief at some stage in their lives. This can take many forms and is as individual as you, but you find help and support at Cruse Bereavement Care.

Getting help

AT7 Centre

Located in the South West of Coventry. The Centre opened in 2008, and it specialises in providing swimming and outdoor sports facilities.

Communication and Interaction (including Autism) Support Service (CIASS)

Communication and Interaction (including autism) Support Service (CIASS)

Formerly Coventry Autism Support Service (CASS)

Communication and Interaction (including autism) Support Service (CIASS) has now joined with the Coventry Speech and Language Education Service. It is an education service that support pupils in schools.

Coventry Walk In Centre

In addition to your hospital there is a Walk-in Centre. This is open 8am to 10pm and is a GP led service, open to registered and unregistered patients with or without an appointment, 365 days of the year.

Coventry Youth Offending Service

Coventry Youth Offending Services work in partnership with a number of statutory and voluntary agencies, with the shared aims of preventing offending amongst young people aged 10 -17 years old in Coventry.

MAMTA

What we do
The aim of MAMTA is to improve Child and Maternal Health outcomes for BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) women in Coventry.

MAMTA staff support antenatal clinics; postnatal clinics; Parent craft sessions at FWT; and work in partnership with midwives, health visiting teams and other health professionals in educating women on key health messages.

We work across community settings in target areas to educate women on child and maternal health, encourage women to access services and book early into maternity services.

Positive Parenting Programme

The Positive Parenting Team organises and co-ordinates Parenting Programmes in Coventry for all parents, carers, grandparents, foster carers, connected persons and for those for with a Special Guardianship Order. The Parenting Programmes provide a wide range of support for Coventry families. This may be for families planning ahead who are not experiencing any difficulties, to families who are experiencing day to day difficulties with relationships, behaviours, feelings and confidence. This support is available through seminars, group programmes and targeted one to one support. All programmes are free and also offer limited crèche support for some group programmes. If you would like more information, please visit http://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/38/family_support/2884/positive_parenting

Referral and Assessment Service

If you have a concern about a child or would like more information please call the Referral and Assessment Service. To be able to help they need as much information about the situation as you can give.

Staying healthy

Be Active Be Healthy

Be Active Be Healthy is a weight management programme for families and individuals who want to lead a healthier lifestyle.

It’s a FREE 8 – 10 week programme across Coventry aimed at helping people to make real changes to their lives by looking at their eating and exercise habits.

Change4Life

Would you or your family like to be healthier and happier? Would you like loads of ideas, recipes and games to help you do this? Then you already know why you should join Change 4 Life.

Joining is a brilliant first step to get the most out of Change 4 Life. Our quick assessment will help you discover the right places for you to start making a change.

Find A Dentist

Offering information on finding a NHS dentist local to you.

Find A Optician

NHS Choices website will support you to find a local Opticians.

Stop Smoking In Pregnancy

What we do

The Stop Smoking in pregnancy team provide a friendly and confidential service, offering advice and support to help you give up smoking and maintain a smoke free home.

The team offer home visits or will see you at a venue to suit your needs.

Please call the team direct to arrange an appointment.

 

Xcel Leisure Centre

Located in the South West of Coventry. The Centre opened in 2008, and it specialises in providing swimming and outdoor sports facilities.