Lancaster children and family wellbeing services

Centre details

Lune Park Children and Family Wellbeing Services
Ryelands Park,
Owen Road,

Tel: 01524 581280

Poulton Children and Family Wellbeing Services
The Old Fire Station,
Clark Street,

Tel: 01524 581281

Westgate Children and Family Wellbeing Services
Westgate Primary School,
Langridge Way,

Tel: 01524 586509

Morecambe Central Library Neighbourhood Centre
Morecambe Library,
Central Drive,

Tel: 01524 581280

Group updates and where to go for information

To book on a group, please ring any of centres using the contact numbers above. We will give you all the details and put you on the next available course.

To take part in any of our virtual groups you will need a Zoom account and an email address. Once you have booked on to the group, we will send you a link via your email or smart phone. 

A parent peer support group providing a safe and welcoming environment for children with any additional needs and their parents/carers to enjoy a variety of activities and meet new friends. Siblings are also welcomed.

Wednesday 1pm to 2pm (Lune Park).

Birth to crawling, to promote nurturing touch and communication. Please bring a towel and oil with you.

Tuesday 9.30am to 10.30am and 11am to 12pm (Lune Park)

Wednesday 10am to 11am (Westgate)

Thursday 10am to 11am (Poulton)

This is a group following the "Hungry Little Minds" campaign which encourages parents and carers to adopt positive activities and behaviours to boost children's communication, language, and literacy development.

This is a group aimed for babies and toddlers to join in with singing songs to aid development of language and communication.

Monday 1pm to 2pm (Poulton)

Tuesday 1pm to 2pm (Lune Park)

Thursday 9.30am to 10.30am (Westgate)

Chat, play and read group is aimed at early communication, play, reading and interaction with your child. It helps parents to understand the ages and stages of development of their child and helps them move onto school readiness.

Monday 9.30am to 10.30am (Poulton)

Wednesday 9.30am to 10.30am (Lune Park)

Friday 9.30am to 10.30am (Westgate)

Are you in an abusive relationship or have you been affected by domestic abuse?

We offer a friendly, group support programme online and face to face in Lancaster and Morecambe to help you move on and build a healthier, safer, more confident life.

We also offer support for children who have been affected by domestic abuse.

Contact us for more information about the Freedom Programmes.

Two groups for ages 5 to 8 years and 9 to 11 years to support with developing self-esteem, managing their emotions and make new friendships through playing games and chat.  Topics include healthy relationships, online safety, anti-bullying, positive self-esteem, and healthy lifestyle.

5 to 8 years Thursday 3.30pm to 4.30pm (Lune Park)

9 to 11 years Thursday 3.30pm to 4.30pm (Westgate).

Children explore the world through touch. It is important to give your child plenty of opportunities to experience different touch sensations. Messy Play is a great way to give your child lots of different sensations and it helps them to develop hand and finger coordination.

Tuesday 9.30am to 10.30am (Westgate)

Thursday 1pm to 2pm (Poulton)

Friday 9.30am to 10.30am (Lune Park).

An antenatal course providing you with key information on safer sleep, ICON (infant crying is normal), coping with crying, caring for your newborn and early play.

Tuesday 3.30pm to 4.30pm (Online Zoom).

Triple P is a parenting programme, but it doesn’t tell you how to be a 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.

The three Ps in ‘Triple P’ stand for ‘Positive Parenting Programme’ which means your family life is going to be much more enjoyable. 

Triple P (Group)

For those parenting children aged 0 to 12 years.

Monday 9.30am to 11.30am (Westgate)

Tuesday 6pm to 7pm (Online Zoom)

Wednesday 1pm to 2pm (Online Zoom).

Triple P (Stepping Stones)

This course is specifically for those parenting children with disabilities.

Thursday 9.30-11.30am (Lune Park).

Triple P (Teen)

For those parenting teens.

Wednesday 6pm to 7pm (Online Zoom)

A group aimed at babies over 6 months old offering key information and advice about safer sleeping, comforting a crying baby (ICON - infant crying is normal), language development and home safety. Babies will be entertained with fun activities and group nursery rhymes.

Tuesday 10am to 11am (Poulton)

Thursday 1pm to 2pm (Westgate).

A group for parents-to-be aged 20 years and under. Antenatal care and information to help you make informal choices about birth, preparation for birth as well as key messages about infant feeding, safer sleep, play, communication and taking care of your new baby.

Tuesday 1pm to 3pm (Morecambe Library).

EASY group (Excitement, Acceptance, Self-confident Youth), is a group supporting young people with social and communication needs, linked to disability or mental health support needs. Games, quizzes, music and fun online. Taking place at Morecambe Library.

12 to 19 years (or up to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities)

Monday 6.15pm to 8.30pm

Contact: Claire Armer 07717815062

12 to 19 years (or up to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities)       

Tuesday 6.15pm to 8.30pm        

Fun, informative sessions, exploring key topics and issues affecting young people who identify as LGBTQ+. Providing an opportunity to meet other young people, make friends, socialise and support each other.       

Contact: Nicole Cobb 07887631335

Fun and interactive activities and discussions with young people out in the communities where they live, young people will lead the focus of the work.

Winter sessions will also use the mobile youth centre in various locations where young people gather. 

12 to 19 years (or up to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities)

Tuesday 6.15pm till 8.30pm at Lancaster city centre including skate park, Ryelands park and Skerton.

Thursday 6.15pm till 8.30pm in Morecambe city centre and surrounding area.        

Contact: Charlie Bluglass 07977273886

A group for young people who would like to be involved in making a difference in their local community, whilst engaging in fun and enjoyable sessions. Supporting north participation, discussing local projects and issues, taking place at Morecambe Library.

12 to 19 years (or up to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities) 

Wednesday 6.15pm till 8.30pm 

Contact: Charlie Bluglass 07977273886

A nurture group for young people with emotional health issues. Taking place at Morecambe Library.

12 to 19 years (or up to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities)       

Thursday 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Contact: Claire Armer 07717815062 or Charlie Bluglass 07977273886