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Luton Libraries during Lockdown

Luton Central, Leagrave and Stopsley Libraries are currently still open with reduced hours offering: Book Drop – a handy ‘Book Drop’ bin at the entrance doors so customers do not need to come into the library to return books. The return date for all items borrowed has been automatically renewed. Customers will not be charged […]

Healthy Pregnancy with Total Wellbeing and Active Luton

Total Wellbeing currently offers a range of services to support mums-to-be to achieve a healthy pregnancy and after baby is born. The Healthy Pregnancy Services provide; Free Health Walks for pregnancy and post-natal women (partners welcome too) once per week. This is a chance to walk and talk all things pregnancy and beyond. Walking is […]

Healthy Start Scheme- Update November 2020

Healthy Start provides young pregnant women and low-income families with children under the age of 4 in England with free vitamins and food vouchers to purchase vegetables, fruit, pulses and cows’ milk.  From April 2021 the value of the Healthy Start vouchers will increase from £3.10 to £4.25 per week for families eligible for the […]

National research project comes to Luton

Luton parents are participating in national research into Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities parenting course Together Research, University College London is working with Flying Start Luton as part of their national research study aiming to assess whether parents who are offered this 13-week group-based parenting programme will feel better in themselves, feel less stressed and generally […]

Flying Start Children’s Centres Virtual Parenting

Since late September 2020, Flying Start facilitators have been offering a virtual version of the four week Family Links Parenting Puzzle course.  An additional welcome week has helped to ensure parents have the chance to get onto the Zoom platform and test it out before starting the course the following week.  Generally, engagement has been […]

Early Years Alliance Family Corner

Early Years Alliance have worked hard to provide lots of FREE useful information for parents via their Family Corner website.  One example, Family Time Tips – is an innovative new digital service for families and is FREE to join! It offers fun, practical tips and advice to promote children’s learning and development direct to your mobile. Daily […]

FreeToFeed Campaign one year anniversary

As part of world breastfeeding week, which took place on the 1 to 7 August this year, we celebrated one year since the launch of our #FreetoFeed campaign. FreeToFeed is a Bedfordshire wide campaign that aims to normalise breastfeeding in public and help mothers feel supported when out and about. In the last year 122 […]

Flying Start Children’s Centres redesign consultation

Luton Council has launched a public consultation about proposed changes to the Flying Start Children’s Centres and it is important for us to hear your views. The proposal is to bring together four of the children’s services.  These are; Flying Start Children’s Centres, Early Help, Fresh Start and Manor Contact Centre into one Integrated Family […]