Useful links and information

Useful links and information


Health for Under 5's This site is maintained by Leicestershire Partnership Trust NHSand offers support and advise every step of the way from pregnancy to 5 years old.

Chat Health for Parents

If parents and carers have concerns about their child's health, they can a secure text messaging service, ChatHealth, to contact a public health nurse for advice. They should text:
In Leicester: 07520 615381In Leicestershire and Rutland: 07520 615382

ChatHealth operates Monday-Friday from 9am until 5pm, and during this period messages are responded to within 24 hours. Outside these times, users receive a 'bounce back' text message indicating that they will receive a response when the line re-opens.

First Contact plus is an online tool which helps adults in Leicestershire find information about a range of services all in one place.

The initiative allows residents who require help with one or a number of issues to access a catalogue of information, advice, help and support.

Information and resources on housing, health, living independently, money advice, work, security and other topics that assist the county's residents can be found on this site.

First Contact Plus is delivered by Leicestershire County Council in partnership with GPs, the police, health organisations, voluntary groups and social care departments, district & borough councils who are helping adults across the county by working together to make access to services much easier

Quit Ready is part of Leicestershire County Council and we welcome anyone who wants to stop smoking even if you have tried stopping in the past. In fact we always encourage people to not give up on giving up!

We offer a tailored stop smoking programme that is led by you the patient. Our service is non-judgemental, confidential and free. There are no waiting times and you will be contacted by one of our friendly advisors as soon as we are in receipt of your interest.

One of our friendly advisors will give you call and stay in touch with you over the 12 weeks of the programme. They will provide you with the most up to date support and coping mechanisms to help you stay smoke free. (Did you know that you are four times more likely to stop smoking if you have support from an advisor as well as stop smoking medications).

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 if you're on benefits, or if you're pregnant and under 18.

Maternity Action

Maternity Action is the UK's leading charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child's early years

NHS Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service Healthy Eating Through Life

This site has been developed to meet the needs of LNDS staff, health professionals, patients, carers and the public across Leicestershire and Rutland

Start For Life

Trusted NHS help and advice during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Child Accident Prevention Trust

There can be so many risks inside and outside the home, it can be hard to keep track of them all. For instance, did you know that falls are one of the most common causes of childhood accidents?

School Readiness: A shared understanding across Leicestershire

School Readiness: A shared understanding across Leicestershire

Leicestershire Children and Families Partnership is committed to ensuring that every child gets the best start in life and is supported to be ready for school. Ready to learn, enjoy meeting new friends and make the most of the new experiences school offers. Children who are ready for school have a greater chance of future success and unlocking their potential. Early years providers, schools, families and 0-5 services all have a shared responsibility to ensure that each individual child is ready to continue their learning journey as they enter school. We need to ensure that those children who may need additional support are identified and supported early.

Alcohol and Health Leaflet

Help your baby move and play every day

Help your child move and play every day