An intervention in a rural community to build social connections and improve family outcomes

Elaine Walls, Janette Wood

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Abstract

With recent austerity measures, including a reduction in local authority funding and some not for profit services, new parents can be faced with limited resources. Accessing services is a way for parents to meet similar people and build social connections. This article describes the development of a 6-week rolling programme to support the needs of new parents in a rural community, and to bridge the gap currently identified in local service provision. The positive effects of this intervention are evidence of the difference health visiting services and effective partnership working can produce.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-237
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Health Visiting
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2018

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