Chorley children and family wellbeing services

Centre details

Due to Coronavirus our centres are temporarily closed. However we are running lots of groups and courses remotely via ZOOM.

If you would like to speak to us for more information, advice or support please still call us on the numbers below.

Duke Street Children and Family and Wellbeing Services
Duke Street Primary School
Duke Street, Chorley PR7 3DU
Tel: 01257 516316

Highfield Children and Family and Wellbeing Services
Highfield Nursery School,
Wright Street, Chorley PR6 0SL
Tel: 01257 516466

Chorley Neighbourhood Centre
55 Union Street,
Chorley                            
Lancashire  PR7 1EB
Tel: 01257 517240

Group updates and where to go for more information

Your midwife is still seeing you at the times expected, they will arrange appointments with you. These may be in your home or at the hospital. If you have any concerns around your antenatal care, appointments or just need advice call the numbers on your letter.

We are currently working with our health partners to develop a virtual BBB course for all expectant mums. We would still like you to register your interest in this antenatal course and we will collect your information and an email address and get in touch with you as soon as the virtual course is ready. In the meantime we are available if you have any questions or need any support.

For any further information or to register interest call us on:

  • 01257 516466 or
  • 01257 516316

During this difficult time our health partners are not undertaking well baby clinics in the community. Should you have a concern about the weight of your baby please call the duty health visitor. This number can be found in your baby’s red book.

Our partners at Virgin Care are not currently undertaking development checks in our centres.

If you have any concerns about the   development milestones of your child. Please call the duty Health Visitor.

The number will be in your child’s red book.

Volunteer led support is still available by telephone 01254 772 929 and there are also Zoom support groups.

More information Families and Babies.

For any further information, support for your family or to register interest, book or get an invite to a group call us on:

  • 01257 516466 or
  • 01257 516316

Virtual groups via Zoom

To take part in any of our virtual groups and courses you will need a Zoom account and an email address.

You will need to set this account up prior to accessing the group. Once we have spoken to you, we will email you an invite into the group.

Please be assured we have lots of systems in place to safeguard you and your children.

Under 5s

Thursday 2-3pm

We are delivering our virtual speech and language group Chatterbox via Zoom. If you have been attending our   sessions at Duke Street centre you will have received and invite or if you live locally and feel your child might benefit from speech and language support this session might be perfect for you.

Call 01257 516316 to speak to a  member of our team to discuss how to join in with the sessions.

Friday 10-11am

We are delivering a virtual baby club  session for parents/ carers and babies under 1yr. There will be lots of support, advice and fun activities for you to do with baby.

If you have been attending our groups usually ran in our centres you will have received an invite or If think this might be a fun thing to do to break up your day, call us on  01257 -516466 for an invite.

Friday 2-3pm

Our virtual parent and toddler group is aimed at children 1-5yrs of age.

These sessions will be delivered via Zoom and will include singing, stories, arts and crafts and other fun activities you and your child can join along with.

Youth groups

Call Sam 07976 631 176 to get involved.

Virtual youth group 12-19yrs

6.30-7.30pm Mondays

Virtual Chorley Youth Council

6.30-7.30pm Wednesdays

Support for primary children

Virtual sessions available for children from age 5 - 11yrs. (Y1+ in school).

For ages 7-10yrs - Wednesday’s 2-3pm and Monday’s 1-2pm.

For ages 5-7yrs - Tuesday’s 1-2pm.

Our Nurture group engages children in activities that help them to recognise feelings and emotions, understand them, learn how to express them positively and understand the affects their emotions can have on those around them. The sessions build self esteem, confidence and resilience in children.

Our experienced staff team will deliver live sessions via Zoom, it will be fun and interactive, we will be delivering this weekly and Children can join at any point of the course. Parents and Carers are welcome to support their child in the group.

Thursday’s 4-5pm (Year 6 pupils only)

The transition from primary school to secondary can be hard and a worrying time for some children. Our course is aimed at those who might benefit from some extra support and help to prepare.

During the course we explore feeling, wishes and worries about going to high school and talk to children about what they can expect. We do activities about lots of relevant issues from the school bag, making new friends, the journey to school to bullying and staying safe online.

Referral and bookings are now being taken. Start date 1 June.

Triple P courses

This is a programme that doesn’t tell you how to parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need, you choose the way you want to use them.

It’s all about making Triple P work for you.

We will deliver weekly live Zoom sessions specifically for families with children in certain age bands, so that the content is relevant to everyone in the zoom room.

Triple P Group - Children 2-12yrs

Starts Wednesday 3rd June, 10.30 -11.30am.

Triple P Teens -  Children 12-16yrs

Starts Tuesday 2nd June, 10.30 -11.30am.

Triple P Stepping Stones - Children over 2 years with Special Educational Needs or a Disability

Starts Monday 1st June, 10.30 -11.30am.

Booking

Please note: Triple P cannot take starters after the first session date due to the content requiring to follow a particular format. Referrals received after the start dates will be added to the waiting list for the next available course.

Referral and bookings are now being taken. For booking onto any course please call 01257 516466 or 01257 516316.

Triple P family transitions

Starts Thursday 28 May 10.30 - 11.30am.

A course for parents who have separated or divorced and are struggling with conflict, communication and contact issues. Also for those parents who are worried about the impact on your children.

Learn strategies and skills to deal with your separation so that  you feel more confident in managing your emotions and taking control of your life. Learn how best to support children with the separation and explore ways of responding to their needs and questions that reduce their worries and have positive relationships with their parents.

This course will be delivered weekly via Zoom and only 1 parent can attend each group.

To refer please call 01257 516466.