Organisation Details

Organisation

Name
Health Visitors - Bath & North East Somerset

Venue Address

Address 1
Midford House
Address 2
St. Martins Hospital, Clara Cross Lane
Town
Bath
County
Bath & North East Somerset
Postcode
BA2 5RP

More About The Organisation

Organisation Description

About the Organisation

Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with a specialist qualification in public health for children, young people and families. They work alongside families offering support and information around parenthood and early parenting, from pregnancy right through to when your child starts school. The service offers support for all parents of all children (0-5), whatever their circumstances.

We see all children (0-5 years) and their families who are residents in the Bath and North East Somerset area.

Some of the services you can expect to receive from your Health Visitor from birth through to when your child is 5 years old or enters school include:
•An invitation to an antenatal parent course called Hello Baby! This is a free course for parents expecting a baby, which runs over 3 sessions. It is a lovely way to meet other parents and members of your health visiting team and is a really friendly and relaxed course about becoming a parent
•A visit to your home while you are pregnant. This is a chance to meet your health visitor and discuss becoming a parent and the local support available for you
•A new birth visit. Your health visitor will arrange to visit you at home before your baby is 14 days old to support you with feeding and caring for your baby and adjusting to having a new family member
•Weekly baby feeding hubs. Baby feeding hubs are drop in sessions which have replaced baby clinics. They offer relaxed settings for families to meet and chat with Health Visitors and other parents and carers, without making an appointment
•Development reviews. These are a chance to discuss how things are going, how you are feeling and review with your health visitor the health and development of your baby or child. Development reviews take place at 6-8 weeks, 4 months, 12 months and 2 – 2.5 years

Our teams are based at:
Parkside Health Visiting Team, Charlotte Street, Bath BA1 2NE
t: 01225 831 829

Weston Health Visiting Team, Penn Hill, Bath BA1 4EH
t: 01225 474 284

St. Martin’s Hospital, Clara Cross Lane, Bath BA2 5RP
t: 01225 831 794

Twerton & Moorland Health Visiting Team, Woodhouse Road, Twerton, Bath BA2 1SY
t: 01225 831 694

East Somer Valley Health Visiting Team, Greystones Building, Church Street, Radstock BA3 3QQ
t: 01225 395 431

Opening Times
MondayFrom 9:00To 17:00All year round
TuesdayFrom 9:00To 17:00All year round
WednesdayFrom 9:00To 17:00All year round
ThursdayFrom 9:00To 17:00All year round
FridayFrom 9:00To 17:00All year round
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED
How do people access your service?
They can drop in They make an appointment They book a place

Organisation Details

Costs

No Costs.

Type Of Service
Health Friendships, Relationships and Community
Age of Users
From 0 To 5
Who can use your service?

All children (0-5 years) and their families who are residents in the Bath and North East Somerset area. A parent/carer can contact a Health Visitor whenever they would like to talk to someone about any aspect of their baby or child’s growth, development, communication or behaviour.

Can siblings who are not disabled use your service?

Inclusive Services

SEND Contact

Do you have a SEND/Inclusion Contact?
SEND/Inclusion Contact Name
Telephone to ask the name of your local Health Visitor.
SEND/Inclusion Contact Telephone

Additional and Special Educational Needs

How do you aim to meet the unique needs of the child?

Some of the services you can expect to receive from your Health Visitor from birth through to when your child is 5 years old or enters school include:

• An invitation to an antenatal parent course called Hello Baby! This is a free course for parents expecting a baby, which runs over 3 sessions. It is a lovely way to meet other parents and members of your health visiting team and is a really friendly and relaxed course about becoming a parent.
• A visit to your home while you are pregnant. This is a chance to meet your health visitor and discuss becoming a parent and the local support available for you.
• A new birth visit. Your health visitor will arrange to visit you at home before your baby is 14 days old to support you with feeding and caring for your baby and adjusting to having a new family member.
• Weekly baby feeding hubs. Baby feeding hubs are drop in sessions which have replaced baby clinics. They offer relaxed settings for families to meet and chat with Health Visitors and other parents and carers, without making an appointment.
• Development reviews. These are a chance to discuss how things are going, how you are feeling and review with your health visitor the health and development of your baby or child. Development reviews take place at 6-8 weeks, 4 months, 12 months and 2 – 2.5 years.
• School Entry - Your Health Visitor will transfer the care of your child from the Health Visiting Service to the School Nursing Service.

How do you promote positive relationships and ensure good, ongoing communication with families?

• We work with other professionals and practitioners to ensure your child and family get additional expert help if you need it.
• We work in partnership with specialist services to support families with additional needs, e.g. speech and language therapists.
• Health Visitors are able to work with your family as the Lead Professional, to help co-ordinate care, if your child needs support from other services or agencies to fulfil their potential.
• We will also show you how you can take full advantage of the range of resources that are available to you locally so you can gain support within your own community.
• We work closely with local Children’s Centres to promote family activities which help build a strong bond with your child. Children’s Centres offer a range of services, advice and support for parents and carers.
• School Entry - Your Health Visitor will transfer the care of your child from the Health Visiting Service to the School Nursing Service.

Conditions
Autism / Aspergers Syndrome Hearing Impairment Visual Impairment Physical Disability Learning Difficulty Communication Mental Health

Accessibility

Physical Environment Accessibility

Is there accessible parking on site?
N/A
Is there a pedestrian route?
N/A
Are doors 900mm or more wide, with flat thresholds?
N/A
Do you have external ramps?
N/A
Do you have a lobby / porch area?
N/A
Are there interior automatic doors?
N/A
Are there wide unobstructed corridors (minimum 1200mm)?
N/A
Do you have a lift for wheelchair users?
N/A
Do you have internal ramps?
N/A
Do you have internal steps?
N/A
Do you have a visual / flashing fire alarm?
N/A
Do you have accessible toilets?
N/A
Do you have an accessible changing room with a changing bed and a hoist?
N/A
Do you have an induction loop and / or radio mikes?
N/A
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
N/A
Do you have an outdoors play area?
N/A
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
N/A
Do you have a soft play area?
N/A
Do you have a sensory room or area?
N/A
How many children or young people usually come along to the activity / group?
1-9

Training & Policies

Please indicate the ratio of staff / volunteers who have knowledge and experience of:

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
All
Behaviour Management
All
Inclusion/Equal Opportunities
All
Risk Assessment
All
Manual Handling
All
British Sign Language
Minority
Makaton
Minority
Enabling verbal and non verbal communication
Minority
Inclusive Play
All

Does your organisation have policies and procedures for:

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
Yes
Behaviour Management
N/A
Complaints
Yes
Intimate Care
N/A
Continence
N/A
Incident/Accident logs
Yes
Registration for sessions
N/A

This organisation was last updated on Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 5:11 PM - if you think this information is out of date or inaccurate then please let us know

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