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LATEST CORONA VIRUS UPDATE

Due to the COVID 19 Virus, it has been recommended by the Government that changes will be required to be made to services across the country.

Public Health Nursing 4 Slough have decided to cancel all drop-in clinics, weaning sessions and well-baby groups until further notice.Therefore, we will no longer carry out any routine visits from this week (Exceptions might be made in some cases). A telephone health screening assessment will determine whether a visit is required.

The Public Health Nursing 4 Slough team can still be reached on the duty line on: 01753 373464 for support and advice.

We will keep you updated here and via our social media pages.

 

USEFUL CONTACTS

These are unprecedented times and we want you to know that there is still lots of support available should you need it.

The government’s measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are already in place and will undoubtedly affect everyone’s daily lives as we adapt to a new way of living. This may be a particularly challenging time for families with a new baby, young children or teenagers as they struggle to balance work, childcare and their own self-care.

With social distancing restrictions in place the activities that may support and help families cope are not currently accessible and mean families cannot participate in support groups, children/baby groups, social engagements, sports and celebrations as they normally would. This may leave many people feeling isolated and unsure of where to go for support.

During this time, it is important to take care of yours and your children’s physical and emotional wellbeing. There are lots of things you can do, and support is available should you need it either through Public Health Nursing 4 Slough or on some of the useful contacts below.

We hope you and your families keep well and we ask that you continue to stay at home until government restrictions are lifted.

Babies, children and young people
 

Service

 

Contact details / web link

Integrated 0-19(25) Public Health Nursing services  

Public Health Nursing 4 Slough

T: 01753 373464 / 0800 7723578

E: publichealthnursing4slough@nhs.net

www.publichealthnursing4slough.co.uk

Local family information Slough Family Information Service

T: 01753 476 589

https://www.sloughfamilyservices.org.uk/kb5/sloughcst/directory/home.page

Medical advice if your child is unwell  

NHS Call 111 (24 hour)

** A baby under 3 months with a temperature of 38.5C or above should seek medical advice. This may be Sepsis (or something else) not COVID-19.

www.nhs.uk/conditions/sepsis/

https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/children/documents/covid-message-for-parents.pdf

How to keep your baby safe and coping with a crying infant

 

NSPCC

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/media/1112/handle-with-care-guide-keeping-baby-safe.pdf

CRY-SIS Helpline 

T: 08451 228 669 (Open 9am-10pm every day)

https://www.cry-sis.org.uk/

Safer sleep – preventing SIDS Lullaby Trust

https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/

NHS – Lift the baby

https://liftthebaby.org.uk/

Infant feeding  

UNICEF – Baby Friendly Initiative

https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/

The Breastfeeding Network

https://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/

T: 0300 100 0212 (Open 9.30am – 9.30pm every day)

Childhood immunisations  

NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/nhs-vaccinations-and-when-to-have-them/

 

Healthy Start NHS

https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/

 

Vitamin D NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/

Introducing solid foods – from 6 months of age  

NHS / UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative

https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2008/02/Start4Life-Introducing-Solid-Foods-2015.pdf

First Steps Nutrition Trust

https://www.firststepsnutrition.org/

 

Accident prevention

 

The Child Accident Prevention Trust

https://www.capt.org.uk/

Toileting ERIC – The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity

T: 0808 169 9949 (Freephone Mon – Thu, 10am – 2pm)

https://www.eric.org.uk/

Dental hygiene advice NHS

https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/dental-services-oxfordshire/oral-health-promotions/slough/

Things to do with your children when social distancing  

BBC Tiny Happy People https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people

National Geographic for Kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
PE with Joe Wicks https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html
Blue Peter Badges https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
UNICEF ww.unicef.org/coronavirus/covid-19-parenting-tips
Support for families of children with disabilities Contact

https://contact.org.uk/

T: 0808 808 3555

Supporting children and young people NSPCC

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

T: 0808 800 5000

Childline

https://www.childline.org.uk

T: 0800 1111

 

Parents / Carers
Service Contact details / web link
Looking after your mental health Samaritans

T: 116 123 (Freephone 24 hours)

https://www.samaritans.org/

Talking Therapies        

T: 0300 365 2000 E: talkingtherapies@berkshire.nhs.uk

Young Minds

Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4pm)

 

Domestic abuse – practical and emotional support for women, men & children who are victims of domestic violence. National Domestic Abuse

T: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

Hestia

https://www.hestia.org/

T: 020 7378 3100

Blue Sky App

https://www.hestia.org/brightsky

 

Smoking cessation Solution4Health

https://www.solutions4health.co.uk/our-services/smokefreelife/

 

Health eating / exercise Solutions4Health

https://shapeup4-life.co.uk/

https://www.eat-4-health.co.uk/

NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/about-change4life