Best Start is a programme of intensive support, advice and information, which helps women who are pregnant with their physical and emotional health, as well as those in their first year of motherhood, this service is offered to young, first-time mothers living in Sandwell.
They receive practical tips on their parenting skills, and advice on how to strengthen relationships with close family and friends, including their baby, which in turn ensures that their child will achieve their full potential. Women taking part will be offered six home visits in the antenatal period and 12 home visits from birth to one year. In certain circumstances the Best Start Programme can continue until the child’s second birthday.
Referral is by health professionals or by self referral.