Enhanced Health Visitor Service
Blackpool is the first town in England to increase the number of home visits that every family receives from their Health Visitor from the statutory five to a minimum of eight.
- Blackpool families will first be seen by their Health Visitor from around 28 weeks of pregnancy.
- The next visit takes place anytime up to 14 days after birth, followed by a 3-5 week home visit.
- After that visits are at 6-8 weeks, 3-4 months and 9-12 months.
- The final two visits are a 2-2.5 year developmental review and a 3-3.5 year school readiness review.
The visits include new assessments which support early identification of potential issues and pathways. The team can support families to receive extra help by offering further support themselves or referring to partner agencies.
Who to contact
- 01253 951700
- Blackpool Teaching Hospitals - NHS Foundation Trust website
Where to go
Health Visitor visits will take place at the home.
- Referral Details
Every child under school-age will have a health visitor
- Other notes
Blackpool Better Start currently offers more than 25 early years interventions aimed at supporting families through pregnancy and the first four years of a child’s life.
Delivered by Blackpool Better Start, the NSPCC and a range of partners, we aim to give every new baby in Blackpool a better start in life, helping them to enjoy the early care and nurture they need for healthy development and to be ready for school.
If you are working with families in Blackpool then we may have a project that can help.
Our projects provide interventions to support pregnant women and families with children under 4 years to help:
- social and emotional development
- health and well-being advice
- oral health
- volunteering opportunities
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