Burnley children and family wellbeing services

Centre details

South West Burnley Children and Family Wellbeing Services
21 Tay Street
Burnley
BB11 4BU
Tel: 01282 470891

Burnley Wood Children and Family Wellbeing Services
33 Brunswick Street
Burnley
BB11 3NY
01282 470707

Burnley Central Neighbourhood Centre
Whittam Street
Burnley
BB11 1LW
01282 471222

Reedley Hallows Children and Family Wellbeing Services
Barden Campus
Barden Lane
Burnley
BB10 1JD
01282 682286

The Chai Centre
Hurtley Street
Burnley
BB10 1BY
01282 628530

Ightenhill Children and Family Wellbeing Services
Oak Street
Burnley
BB12 6QZ
01282 470891

Whitegate Children and Family Wellbeing Services
Victoria Road
Padiham
BB12 8TG
01282 470891

Group updates and where to go for more information

Please check our Facebook page for regular updates and session changes: Burnley Family Zone on Facebook

Wednesday 9.30am to 10.30am at South West Burnley Children and Family Wellbeing Services.

Baby and You is a 6-week baby massage course open to all parents.

To book your place call 01282 470 707.

Tuesdays 2pm to 2.45pm at Burnley Central Neighbourhood Centre.

Baby and You is a 6-week baby massage course and this specific course is aimed at young parents under the age of 25.

To book your place call 01282 470 707.

Tuesday 2pm to 3.15pm at Burnley Central Neighbourhood Centre 

Baby Days is a follow-on session from baby and you sessions and this specific 6-week course is aimed at young parents under the age of 25.

To book your place call 01282 470 707.

Monday 1.15pm at Burnley Central Neighbourhood centre

Wednesday 9.30am at The Chai Centre

Thursday 9.30am at South West Burnley Children and Family Wellbeing Services

Little Movers is a 6-week specific course and is open to all parents and mobile babies up to the age of 2 years.

At these play sessions you'll learn about the benefits and importance of parent and child activities.

To find out more and book your family place on Little Movers call 01282 470 707, booking is essential.

Monday 2pm at Burnley Central Neighbourhood centre

Wednesday 10am at The Chai Centre

Thursday 10am at South West Burnley Children and Family Wellbeing Services

Hungry Little Minds is a 6-week course following on from Little Movers, focussing on speech, language and communication and is aimed at children age 2-4 years with a parent  or carer.

Children love it when you chat, play and read with them, even when they’re too young to understand everything.

To book your family place on Hungry Little Minds call 01282 470 707, booking is essential.

Monday 3.45pm to 5pm at Burnley Central Neighbourhood Centre

SHINE Group aims to provide an opportunity for parents and children with SEND age 5-11 years old to engage in a specific SEND activity session facilitated in a local centre:

  • play and explore age-appropriate resources and the sensory room in a safe environment
  • learn about your child's development.
  • access a range of creative and physical opportunities for positive play and interaction between you and your child
  • help bonding, connection and reduce the risk of social isolation for parents
  • build your confidence and communication between you and your and child
  • a great place to meet new people and build up the social skills of the children

Call 01282 470707 for details.

Monday 7pm to 8pm

Special educational needs or disability (SEND) 12 to 19+

We support SEND young people to have a fun time and make new friends.

Throughout the program we will be looking at:

  • cooking, shopping, independence
  • motivation and confidence building
  • team building, team work and personal and social development
  • arts and crafts
  • employability skills (older young people)
  • computers
  • sports
  • organising events throughout the year

For more details or book on the session contact Sophie on 07929 847448.

Wednesday 7pm to 8.30pm

12 to 19 years (up to 25 years with special educational needs or disability - SEND)

Youth Council is an opportunity for young people to have a voice and be able to influence decisions made locally and nationally.

Regular meetings in districts give you the opportunity to be involved in projects and campaigns that young people identify as significant to them and others.

You can also attend monthly meetings at County Hall in Preston equipping you with skills that give you a voice and influence over decisions that affect you.

Contact Sophie on 07929 847448

Thursday 6pm to 8pm

12 to 19 years (up to 25 years with special educational needs or disability - SEND)

Burnley's Children and Family Wellbeing Service explore youth anti-social behaviour (ASB), working with Creative Rhyme Artist Fil Evo to give young people a voice and Burnley FC in the Community supporting physical wellbeing with football and multi-sport activities.

For more information contact Sophie Leach on 07929 847448.

Thursday 7pm to 8.30pm

POUT Burnley 12-19+, is an LGBT+ youth group for young people age 12 to 19+.

"Youth groups continue to provide a lifeline for those who cannot access the support, understanding or information that they need at home or at school.

"For many, an LGBT youth group will be the first place they truly feel that they can be themselves." (The Proud Trust)

The aim of the POUT Burnley programme is to provide an opportunity for LGBT+ young people to meet other LGBT+ young people.

Youth groups provide vital support and confidence and a safe space to meet.

For more details or book on the session contact Sophie on 07929 847448.

You can collect your free vitamins from Children and Family Wellbeing Service centres by appointment only.

Healthy Start vitamins contain vitamins A, C and D for your child and folic acid and vitamins C and D for you if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or until your baby is one year old. Drops are for your child if they are aged from six months (unless a health visitor has advised earlier use of vitamins) until they are four years old and mums get tablets. You must be receiving the Healthy Start vouchers that you get with your food vouchers. You will exchange the voucher to get your free vitamins.

To book an appointment to collect your Healthy Start vitamins, please call 01254 220546 or 01282 470815.

With Healthy Start, if you are on a low income, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables, fresh, dried, and tinned pulses, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.

Apply for healthy start on the Healthy Start NHS website.

Increase your healthy start benefits in some shops

Iceland are increasing the value of the Healthy Start scheme by giving a bag of frozen veg to families who use the vouchers in their stores across England, Wales and Northern Ireland until the end of the year. The free veg, worth £1, will boost the value of the vouchers ensuring families have easy access to great value, nutritious food.

Tesco are also giving any family who use the weekly Healthy Start vouchers a £1 coupon to spend on fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables. Every time a customer hands over their vouchers at the checkout, they will automatically receive the money-off coupon to redeem off their next shop. Tesco have not said when this scheme will end.

Domestic violence is very common: research shows that it can affect one in four women in their lifetimes.

The Children and Family Wellbeing Service is offering a rolling programme of courses for women to engage with in a supportive environment. The Freedom Programme is a way of helping you to protect yourself and your children.

For details about programmes running please private message our Facebook page: Burnley Family Zone on Facebook.

Triple P courses are internationally recognised as effective parenting programmes.

The Children and Family Wellbeing Burnley Neighbourhood Team are delivering a range of programmes both face-to-face and virtually.  Courses available include:

Triple P GROUP - delivered over eight weeks for parents of children up to 12-years. Parents actively participate in a range of exercises to learn about the causes of child behaviour problems, setting specific goals, and using strategies to promote child development, manage misbehaviour, and plan for high-risk situations.

Triple P TEEN - delivered over eight weeks for parents of teenagers up to 16-years-old who are interested in learning a variety of parenting skills. Parents may be interested in promoting their teenager’s development and potential or they may have concerns about their teenager’s behaviour.

Triple P Stepping Stones - has been developed for parents of children with a disability. Stepping Stones Triple P has been evaluated with families of children with a range of disabilities (e.g. intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy) and elevated levels of disruptive behaviour.

To enquire about any of the Triple P courses, please call 01282 470707 for more details.

To book call 0300 247 0040 or email vcl.019.SinglePointOfAccess@nhs.net 

Tuesday

Talk to Me

0 to 6 months

10am to 11am every first and third Tuesday of the month.

Chat, Read and Play

6 to 8 months

10am to 11 am

Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month

Understanding Colic and Reflux

1pm to 2pm

Breast, bottle and formula feeding

Wednesday

Moving onto Solids

0 to 12 months

10am to 11am

1 Year and Beyond

1pm to 2pm

Alternate weeks with the below session.

2 Years and Beyond

1pm to 2pm

Alternate weeks with the above session

Thursday

Baby and Me

10am to 11am

Every fortnight 

Antenatal Infant Feeding*

1pm to 2pm

Friday

School Readiness

10am to 11am

Bump, Birth and Beyond*

12.30pm to 2pm

Antenatal education

Online information

Visit our website Lancashire Healthy Young People and Families Service or Facebook page: Lancashire Healthy Young People and Families Service on Facebook

*There is also a pre-recorded version of these sessions available on our website, plus Night time Wetting.

Volunteer led peer support and is still available from F.A.B Families and Babies:

Our infant feeding helpline is available daily 9.30am to 2.30pm and 9.30pm to midnight 01254 772929 (voicemail available outside of these hours, picked up the next working day).

Whilst face to face support is still suspended due to COVID19 we are still very actively supporting families across Lancashire and South Cumbria (temporarily including areas that would normally fall outside the FAB Lancs and Lancashire County Council footprint).

We have implemented a varied digital offer that includes the following options for infant feeding peer support;

  • One to one video support with a range of platforms to suit the family, including; Zoom, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Microsoft Teams/Skype) – we recommend this option for specific questions or concerns
  • One to one telephone, text or email support
  • Antenatal support group on Facebook
  • Postnatal support group on Facebook
  • Video groups sessions on Zoom
  • Facebook Rooms
  • Monthly 2 part antenatal workshop on Zoom