The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) a voluntary home visiting programme for first time young mums, aged 19 or under (and dads) is now available in Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.
A specially trained family nurse visits the young mum regularly, from early in pregnancy until the child is two. The Family Nurse Partnership is a preventive programme and has the potential to make a significant difference to all the families in the programme.
Health in pregnancy, and the quality of the care giving babies receive during the first years of life, can have a long lasting impact on a child’s future health, happiness, relationships and achievement of their aspirations.
Family Nurses use their skills and specially designed materials to enable young mums and their families to achieve these goals.
FNP has already proved successful across Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire, supporting more than 200 young pregnant women.
Anne Burns, Supervisor for FNP explained: “Family Nurses work alongside midwives in the antenatal period and will continue working with the mum until their child is two years of age.
“The programme aims to improve maternal health and pregnancy outcomes, improve child health and development and school readiness and improve parents’ economic potential.
“I am delighted to have a team of six highly skilled and committed Family Nurses who will be able to provide this excellent service.”
Anyone who wishes further information about the programme can contact the team on 0141 207 7448 or email [email protected]
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Pic: The Team based in the new Renfrew Health and Care Centre