Public Health Early Years guidance for district's families
Families across the Bradford district, particularly those with babies and young children, are being reminded that there is support out there for anyone needing it during the coronavirus outbreak.
A number of useful guides have been created offering families advice over the care of their children while at home by Bradford Council’s Public Health department, Better Start Bradford, The Bradford Partnership (Working Together to Safeguard Children) and other NHS partners.
One important guide offers advice for parents if their children are ill, reminding them that health services are #StillHereToHelp if they become poorly for non-coronavirus reasons.
The topics covered include:
- Happy, healthy pregnancy
- Perinatal mental health
- Infant feeding
- Coping with crying
- Spending time at home with 0-2-year-olds
- Getting outdoors
- 0 to 5 activities
- If your child is unwell
- School aged activities
- Eating well
- Smoke free homes
- Support for families with no English
- How to stay safe at home in a large family with elders and people at high risk
Or visit the Early Years Guidance page for families.
Do you need help or support?
If you need help or have a particular need please ring and talk to one of our friendly team who will take some details and pass them onto the relevant service. Call 01274 431000.
We can help by:
- picking up shopping
- delivering a food parcel to eligible people
- ringing for a friendly chat
- problem solving
See our website for more information about local support and volunteering to help others.
Are you concerned about someone's safety?
If you have a concern about the safety of a child or a vulnerable adult, do not keep it to yourself. Report your concern on the Safer Bradford website. We’re available 24/7, 365 days a year.
- For children 01274 435600 (01274 431010 out of office hours)
- For adults 01274 431077 (01274 431010 out of office hours)
- If someone is at immediate risk of harm call 999
Don’t think, “What if I’m wrong?”. Think, “What if I’m right!”
Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
- Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
Stay safe while out for exercise
Please follow the Government’s advice when leaving your home for exercise and observe the 2 metre rule for staying a safe distance apart. For more information about where you can walk in the Bradford district, and how to stay safe while you do so, visit our public green space and rights of way guidance page.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. Use the NHS 111 online service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Use the 111 online coronavirus service at 111.nhs.uk/covid-19/