Health Visiting

Health Visitors are qualified nurses who have undertaken further training and qualifications in order to support families with young children to be healthy. 

They work in partnership with families; identifying health needs, providing care and coordinating services to provide support.

They offer every family a programme of screening tests, advice and access to immunisation, child health reviews and information and guidance to support parenting and healthy choices. 

They can also offer extra support tailored to individual families' needs on issues such as breastfeeding, parenting, behaviour management, domestic abuse and mental health problems.

Families can access support in a variety of settings to suit their needs. These include home visits, clinics, at their GP practice and in children's centres.

Your local health visiting team:

Allerdale

  • Cockermouth - Cockermouth Community Hospital 01900 705767
  • Keswick - Keswick Community Hospital 01768 245 678
  • Maryport - Maryport Community Hospital 01900 811844
  • Wigton - Wigton Community Hospital 016973 66625/66643
  • Workington - Westlakes Children's Centre 01900 706153
  • Minto Children's Centre, Workington 01900 706138
  • Cockermouth - Cockermouth Community Hospital 01900 820774

Carlisle

  • Petteril Bank, Burnett Road, CA1 2NS
    01228 547137 / 01228 515812
  • London Road Clinic, Hilltop Heights, CA1 2NS
    01228 608045 / 01228 608047
  • Botcherby Healthy Living Centre, 15 Botcherby Avenue, CA1 2TU
    01228 543405
  • Carlisle West Children Centre, Wigton Road, CA2 6JP
    01228 511380
  • Longtown Health Centre
    01228 792712 / 794027

Copeland

  • Queen Street Surgery
    01946 694457
  • Lowther Medical Centre
    01946 599992 or 01946 692241
  • Mansion House Surgery
    01946 693660
  • Flatt Walks Surgery
    01946 695551
  • Distington Surgery
    01946 830207

Copeland (South)

  • Beech House Medical Centre, Egremont
    01946 825504
    Surgery -01946 820203
  • Westcroft Surgery, Egremont
    01946 823071
    Surgery - 01946 820348
  • Wath Brow Clinic, Cleator Moor
    01946 813944
    Surgery - 01946 810427
  • Wyndham Street, Cleator Moor
    01946 815244
    Surgery - 01946 810427
  • Griffin Close Surgery, Frizington
    01946 810777 / 01946 817395
  • Seascale Health Centre
    01946 728101

Eden

  • Alston
    01434 381218
  • Appleby
    017683 54964
  • Kirkby Stephen
    017683 72211 / 72219
  • Penrith Community Hospital, Bridge Lane
    01768 245615
  • Temple Sowerby
    017683 62377
  • Baby Clinic - Sure Start Children's Centre on Old London Road, Penrith 09.30am to 12.00pm every Tuesday.

Furness

  • Kinta House, Helm Close, Kendal LA9 7HT
    01539 718155
  • Windermere Health Centre, Goodly Dale, Windermere, LA23 2EG
    01539 447625
  • Grange Clinic, Hampsfell Road, Grange-over-Sands
    01539 532649
  • Parkview Surgery, Haverflatts Lane, Milnthorpe, LA7 7PS
    01539 564887
  • Lunesdale Surgery, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2HQ
    01524 279177

South Lakeland

  • Windermere Health Centre, Goodly Dale, Windermere, LA23 2EG
    01539 447625
  • Grange Clinic, Hampsfell Road, Grange-over-Sands
    01539 532649
  • Parkview Surgery, Haverflatts Lane, Milnthorpe, LA7 7PS
    01539 564887
  • Lunesdale Surgery, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2HQ
    01524 279177

Here are some useful websites provided by other organisations for parents:

  • Netmums- a unique local network for Mums (and Dads), offering a wealth of information on both a national and local level.
  • Parenting UK- anational organisation for people who work with parents, aiming is to promote best practice in all parenting services.
  • FSID - information on prevention of sudden deaths, health promotion, support to bereaved families and safe baby care advice.
  • APNI - The Association for Post-Natal Illness.
  • MAMA - Meet a Mum Association offers one-to-one support and support groups.
  • The Birth Trauma Association- support for women with post traumatic stress disorder or birth trauma.
  • Barnardo's - advice and help with drug abuse, disability, youth crime, mental health issues, sexual / domestic abuse, homelessness, poverty and many other issues.
  • Cumbria Children & Families Information Service providing a range of information on services for children and young people. 
  • Change4Life - healthy food & activity tips for you and your kids.
  • A guide to immunisations up to 13 months of age If you want more advice on immunisation, speak to your health visitor, doctor or practice nurse. For more information or to ask questions, visit
    www.nhs.uk/vaccinations.


 

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