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Plymouth North

Plymouth North

Plymouth North cluster comprises of Whitleigh, Southernway and Plymbridge Children's Centres. This covers much of the PL5 and PL6 postcodes. Our hub is based at Whitleigh Children's Centre, Four Greens Community Trust Building, 15 Whitleigh Green, Whitleigh PL5 4DD. If you would like to contact us please ring us on 01752 875933 or email us at plymouthccnorth@barnardos.org.uk

We have a team of workers who are able to help provide you with help and support no matter what the problem.

Antenatal & Early Post Natal Support

Early Help & Supporting Families

Our Early Help Supporting Families team can help with a variety of issues such as breast feeding support, maternity bra fittings, breast pump hire, Bookstart, behavioural issues, Baby Massage and Safe at Home. We can also help signpost you to other services if required.

Our Supporting Families Workers can also help you with issues such as Domestic Abuse, Parenting help and behaviour routines.

Antenatal Support Services
Our Early Help Supporting Families Team can help make the transition to parenthood less bumpy. Our services include, a bra fitting service LINK, breast pump hire LINK and we can signpost you to our Great Expectations Antenatal Service or our Bump Buddies Group for first time parents.

Bump Buddies
We have created this brand NEW group to support 1st time parents in the areas of Whitleigh, Southway and Plymbridge.

Becoming a parent for the first time can be really daunting and we are here to help you along the way and answer any questions and allay any fears you may have.

Why not come along and make some new friends.

Postnatal Support Services
We run Sensational Babies groups at our three centres, offering your babies a sensory experience.

We also have a Latch On Session that runs on a Thursday at Whitleigh Children's Centre. Further details can be found here 

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Child Poverty
As part of the city wide Child Poverty Strategy we have close working partnerships with a number of different organisations. Being based in the Four Greens Community Trust building enables us to link better with other organisations, all under one roof, e.g. Tea and Toast, Harbour, Speech & Language, Livewell, Midwives, Pop up library and community fitness classes. Please ask at the Whitleigh reception for any more information.

We also have close links with LIDL supermarkets. They supply us with food that they are unable to sell due to damaged packaging or short shelf life. We distribute this to our most vulnerable families in our area, helping to compliment the service provided by our local Foodbank, who have an unprecedented demand.

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Latch On
Our Latch On Breastfeeding support group runs on a Monday at Southernwplymouth-latchon-logo.gifay Children’s Centre and on a Thursday morning at Whitleigh Children's Centre. Latch On Peer Supporters attend these groups so they are on hand to offer friendly advice to those who need help with breastfeeding and feeding in general.
For further details of Latch On Groups in the City please click on the Latch On/Feeding Advice tab on the left hand side

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