Entries by Sally Cornish

Picnic in the Park

This year’s popular family event Picnic in the Park, will be held in Wardown Park, Old Bedford Road on Wednesday 26th June from 10am until 2pm. Picnic in the Park is Luton’s largest pre-school event attracting more than 3,000 people.  This free event is co-hosted by Luton Council’s Flying Start Team and the Early Years […]

Flying Start Henry workshops

Henry workshops are free 1.5 hour one off sessions that give parents the tools and skills they need to help provide their family with a healthy lifestyle. There are three workshops available on: ·         Fussy Eating – Strategies to reduce fussy eating and encourage acceptance of a wider variety of foods ·         Active Fun – […]

Luton Teenage Pregnancy Pathway 2019

Luton has continued to see a reduction in the number and rate of teenage pregnancy, since 1998. The latest figures show that 63 young women conceived in 2017, giving a rate of 16.3, similar to national figures. Teenage pregnancy carries increased risks for both mother and baby and is often associated with other vulnerabilities. Some […]

National Smile Month

Young children in Luton have the highest levels of tooth decay across the East of England; sadly, this trend has continued for many years yet it’s everyone’s responsibility to help reduce this health inequality. The recently formed Oral Health Alliance Group (OHAG) lead by Public Health, Luton Borough Council, would like to encourage a huge […]

Bedfordshire and Luton Perinatal Mental Health Service

It has been exciting to be part of developing a new service in Beds and Luton to support women who need specialist help and support with their mental health during the perinatal period.  We can now start to shape services for local parents, and improve the outcomes for women who experience perinatal mental health difficulties. […]

Talking Takes Off – Luton Early Outcome Fund

Supporting early language development and speech, communication and language needs Luton Council has successfully secured funding of £452,000 from the Department for Education (DfE) for its Early Outcome Fund (EOF) programme to support speech, communication and language development in babies and young children from the antenatal period through to when they start school. The money […]

NHS 111 by phone and now online:

    Contact Telephone: 111                      Online: www.111.nhs.uk The Luton wide health care system is prompting the use of NHS 111 for when the public are seeking urgent medical help. The service is accessible by telephone and now also online and ensures that people are seen in the right place at the right time by the most appropriate healthcare […]

Luton’s Flying Start Children’s Centre update

It is now over two years since children’s centres in Luton moved to be part of Luton Council under the Flying Start umbrella. During these two years there has been a period of settling in and readjustment followed by a period of sorting out processes/procedures and finally moving to a period when our children’s centre […]

Starting Well: A Smile4Life Initiative

Last year NHS England launched Starting Well: A Smile4Life Initiative. This programme of dental practice-based initiatives aims to improve oral health in children under the age of five years. Luton was chosen as one of 13 high priority areas to be part of the national Starting Well initiative, due to the high levels of dental […]