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Drinking alcohol while pregnant

Experts are still unsure exactly how much – if any – alcohol is completely safe for you to have while you're pregnant, so the safest approach is not to drink at all while you're expecting. Is it safe to drink alcohol when pregnant? The Chief Medical Officers for the…

Family and Parenting

Are you a new or expecting parent?  Need family support?  Here you will find information on antenatal and postnatal service in your area plus more. At your local Start Well Family Centre  you can also find help with: Childcare Early education and play Health services…

Free Early Education and Childcare for 2 Year Olds

Did you know that some children who are aged two years of age can access 15 hours of free early education and childcare? Currently the criteria for 2-year-olds in England to get free early education and Childcare is the following: All two years old who…

Free Early Education and childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

Free early education and childcare for 3 and 4 year olds Universal entitlement All three and four year old children are entitled to free early education and childcare for 15 hours per week for 38 weeks a year. Additional hours can be accessed at a…

Further education courses and funding

Further education (FE) includes any study after secondary education that’s not part of higher education (that is, not taken as part of an undergraduate or graduate degree). Financial help You may be able to get help with the costs of: your course day-to-day living costs…

Get fit for free - NHS

The secret to getting fit for free is to use every opportunity to be active. Walk everywhere Walking is one of the easiest ways to get more activity into your day, lose weight and become healthier. Research shows people who fit moderate activity, such as walking, into…

Health & Wellbeing

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…
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