How we help
How we help
Our vision is that every baby, child and young parent can thrive, fulfil their aspirations. We work in partnership with others to improve the health, social and economic wellbeing of babies, mothers and fathers to achieve long lasting change.
What is Family Nurse Partnership?
The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a voluntary home visiting programme for first time young mums (aged 19 years or under). A specially trained family nurse visits the young mum regularly, from the early stages of pregnancy until their child is two years old.
The FNP programme aims to enable young mums to have a healthy pregnancy, improve their child's health and development and to help young mums plan their own futures and achieve their aspirations.
How do we help?
If you are 19 and under and expecting your first baby, you can receive additional support from our Family Nurse Partnership team.
Our specially trained nurses will visit you regularly whilst you are pregnant to help prepare you for the birth of your baby and getting ready to become a mum for the first time.
Advice and support
During regular and structured home visits, family nurses establish positive relationships with young mums and use a range of interactive approaches and programme materials to help with things like how to care for a new baby, build a relationship and psychologically prepare for parenthood.The nature of each visit is determined by the client; they decide what support they need.
We encourage healthy pregnancies, offer information and advice on a wide range of issues such as pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, childcare options, relationships, housing issues and financial issues.
Dads and other family members are encouraged to be involved in the visits if you are happy for them to be.
Education and training
As well as providing practical support and advice around pregnancy and childbirth, we also help young mothers get back into education, achieve qualifications and commence employment.