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Find local health services, support groups and ways to keep fit and healthy for you and your family. NHS UK Healthier Wigan The Mental Health Foundation is part of the national mental health response during the coronavirus outbreak. Government advice designed to keep us safe is under…

Healthier Wigan

The Healthier Wigan Partnership is Wigan Borough’s Local Care Organisation (LCO) and brings together the main health and care providers across Primary, Community, Mental Health, Social Care and the hospital. This delivers joined up, sustainable health and care services that meet the needs of local…

Healthy sleep tips for children

Good sleep is important for your child's physical and mental wellbeing. A relaxing bedtime routine is an important way to help your child get a good night's sleep. Relaxation tips to help sleep Doing the same relaxing things in the same order and at the…

Healthy Start

What is Healthy Start? With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. Pregnant or have children under the age of four? You could qualify…

Help with searching the Family Directory

The search bar lets you search using any combination of category, keywords and location. Category - use this if you know the type of results you want to find by Keywords - type one or more words to describe what you are looking for (e.g. housing) by…

Help your baby enjoy new foods

Once your baby is eating solids, it's important to give them a wide variety of foods from the 4 main food groups: fruit and vegetables starchy carbohydrates dairy pulses, meat and other proteins Getting your baby used to eating a variety of foods from the…

Help Your Child Be Ready For School

In Wigan, we believe all children should feel happy, cared for, safe and ready to learn. Children are individuals, and all develop at their own pace, but as a Parent or Carer you are their greatest teacher and role model. Here’s how… To prepare them…

Home Fire Safety

It is important to protect your family and property from the risk of fire. By fitting smoke alarms and testing them regularly you could give yourself vital seconds to be able to get everyone out of a house in case of a fire. Remember if…

How do I apply for the extended 3-4 year old 30 hour entitlement?

Update July 2020  -  Temporary changes have been made to the eligibility criteria for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare, during coronavirus. The changes may affect you if you, or someone you live with, are: on furlough not able to work or you’re working…

How much sleep do children need?

Below are the approximate hours of sleep needed by children of different ages. Babies 4 to 12 months old 12 to 16 hours including naps Toddlers 1 to 2 years old 11 to 14 hours including naps Children 3 to 5 years old 10 to…
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