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Start for Life Offer

The Start for Life Offer provides information in one place, to help families to identify the support and services that will help them give their babies the best possible start in life.

All families need some help to give their babies the best start in life. Whether it is from healthcare professionals or volunteers, family or friends, there is a diverse range of support and services available.

More details can be found on this page.

Family Hubs

Here you will find information about Family Hubs.


We are committed to developing your local services with you. Each Family Hub has a Parent & Carer Panel. If you would like learn more or get involved in shaping your local hub offer contact or call in to your local hub for details of how to get involved.

For Practitioners:

Partnership Boards

The Local Family Hub Partnerships will consist of organisations and community representatives, in each geographical area, who commit to developing a shared approach to working with families and their children. In effect this will be a ‘Team Around a Locality’ and will be a step change towards a ‘Family Hub’ model of working.

If your organisation would like to get involved with the Partnership Board please contact;

Early Help Assessment

As part of the Family Hubs Programme there is a requirement that all agencies use a common assessment. The Early Help Assessment has been revised to make the assessment process simpiler and speedier so that support can provided to families at the earliest opportunity. The Assessment is now live.

There is an eLearning Early Help Awareness Raising Module suitable for all staff, available to access online. Additionally, there is a rolling programme of Training aimed at all practitioners across the Children’s Workforce


If you do not currently have access to the Eclipse system please contact;

Antenatal Care

Antenatal care is the care you get from health professionals during your pregnancy.

It's sometimes called pregnancy care or maternity care.

You'll be offered appointments with a midwife, or sometimes a doctor who specialises in pregnancy and birth (an obstetrician).

You should start your antenatal care as soon as possible once you know you're pregnant. You can do this by contacting a midwife or GP.

For more information about support in Wolverhampton available during your pregnancy visit Pregnancy (

For further advice visit Pregnancy - NHS (

Health Visiting Service

Health Visitors offer a universal service to all families with pre-school children, providing advice and support in relation to family health needs and child health promotion.

Around the seventh month of your pregnancy a Health Visitor from the 0-19 team will send you an appointment to see you. The purpose of this appointment is to get to know you a little and to help us understand if there is anything we can help you with before your little one arrives. You don’t need to contact us to arrange your appointment, we will contact you.

All families are offered 5 mandated contacts: antenatally, within 14 days of a baby’s birth, 6-8 weeks, 9-12 months and 2-2 ½ years.

For more information visit the 0-19 Service - The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust website.

Here you will find more information about Health Visiting Service.

National Childbirth Trust - Wolverhampton

NCT Wolverhampton branch offers support, information and friendship to Parents-to-be and Parents in Wolverhampton.

For more information Visit Wolverhampton | Local activities & meet-ups | NCT.

Additional Support Available

For advice and information please follow the following links:

Cost of Living Support

Domestic Violence Information

Drug and Alcohol Support

Black Country 0-18 years Online Health Resource

NHS Black Country have launched a new website which provides parents, carers, and young people across the Black Country with consistent high-quality advice from local health professionals.

There is advice for every stage, from pregnancy and birth all the way through to nursery, school, and beyond.

For more information please visit: Black Country 0-18 years Online Health Resource.

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