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Family Action Food Clubs
Family Action has launched Food On Our Doorstep (FOOD) clubs to provide good-quality food at a low cost, while also reducing food waste. It costs just £1 a year for a family to become a member. Once you’ve joined, you can purchase a bag of tasty food items every week worth approx. £10-£15 for just £3.50! To become a member you must live or work within approximately 15 minutes of a club.
If you’re pregnant or have a child under 4, the Healthy Start scheme can help you buy basic foods like milk or fruit.
Updated info: Iceland have been the first retailer to commit to adding value to the vouchers by giving any Healthy Start recipients who shop in Iceland a £1 bag of frozen vegetables from 11th September
Updated info: Co-op shops have committed to provide an additional £1's worth of shopping for families shopping with Healthy Start vouchers
See, Hear, Respond
SUPPORT FOR NEW PARENTS AND FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 2 YEARS. IF YOU WOULD BENEFIT FROM ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SUPPORT, CLICK HERE TO SELF-REFER TO BARNARDO'S 'SEE, HEAR, RESPOND' PROGRAMME.
1. Online daily advice and support: Daily information, access to hundreds of films and to other support including the confidential 24/7 Crisis Messenger text line. This is delivered via NHS approved Baby Buddy app
2. Group Work: A series of three antenatal or postnatal sessions with c. seven other parents or parents-to-be covering a range of topics including managing anxiety and stress to understanding your baby. The sessions are run by two experienced facilitators one of which will be a midwife or an antenatal educator.
3. Therapeutic support: For parents that would benefit from one-to-one support, three hours of free customised support delivered by phone, or online by experienced practitioners