One relationship, generations of benefit: Family Nurse Partnership marks 10 years

by CWP News - 08 November 2017

Local NHS Trust CWP hosted a recent celebration event to mark 10 years of Family Nurse Partnership in England.

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s (CWP) Family Nurse Partnership service hosted the celebratory event at Blacon Children’s Centre. The occasion saw local families come together to celebrate 10 years of FNP Services nationally. FNP is a public health home visiting service for young first time parents and provides support during pregnancy and through to the child’s second birthday.

As part of the celebrations, local animal education company ‘Animals Take Over’ gave families the chance to learn about a variety of animals, including a snake, a tarantula and a bearded dragon.

Blacon Councillor Carol Gahan attended the event to show her support and to learn more about the work the Family Nurse Partnership Service does for young mums across West Cheshire.

Claire Maidment, family nurse supervisor, said: “The Family Nurse Partnership Team have worked with over 300 families who reside in Cheshire West and Chester since it was commissioned in 2011. The FNP programme enables young parents to develop good relationships with their child, understand their child’s needs, make choices that will give their child the best possible start in life and believe in themselves and their ability to succeed.”

An FNP client, who attended the celebratory event, said: “I am so much more confident in myself since I started working with the programme and I feel that it has helped me become a great mum by supporting me to understand what my baby needs to grow up happy and healthy.”

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