Additional Resources/Links/Guidance and Advice 

Contact our Luton Single Point of Access number on 0333 405 0087 for more advice and information on support available.

Nutrition Diet growth – including healthy start vitamins and healthy diet and nutrition.

For information and guidance on how to measure or weigh your infant/baby or child - click here.


Sleep, Toileting, Behaviour, Play and Stimulation – direct parents support websites:


Parentline - a confidential advice and support text messaging service for Luton parents and carers of children aged 0-19 years - 07507 331886


ChatHealth - a confidential health advice text messaging service for 11-19 year old's living in Luton - 07520 616070


Hearing and Vision - these services are not currently taking any referrals. Any concerns refer to Health Visitor for review.   SPA number: 0333 405 0087


Universal parenting support – www.flyingstart.com


Flying Start parenting helpline: 07501 722556 (10am – 3pm weekdays).


Communication (Speech and Language Team)  – SALT service are continuing to accept referrals from professionals via email. Telephone or video appointments are offered to families.

Pre-Referral Advice and Support – Talking Takes Off amended pathway.

For support with speech and language: www.childspeechbedfordshire.nhs.uk


Parenting - Introduce Five to Thrive Principles and children’s centres – direct parents to flying start website: www.flyingstart.com. For any universal parenting support direct parents to the Flying Start parenting helpline: 07501722556 (10am – 3pm weekdays).


Safety in the home and outdoors - Home safety; to include pets and car safety*

‘Safe at Home’ – normal home service has ceased. Any general support and advice regards home safety refer parents to ‘Safe at Home’ helpline: 07553348485 or email: safeathome@luton.gov.uk.


Immunisation status - Immunisations for one year and under will now be provided by the GP practices.  


 

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