Wiltshire Children's Community Services - Virgin Care
Specialist health visitor Marian Judd is used to giving mums and dads advice on breast feeding face to face.
Virgin Care has joined businesses from across the UK in an initiative to help Britain and its most vulnerable citizens through the coronavirus crisis. It has teamed up with former Cabinet Minister, Rt Hon Justine Greening, as a founding member of the C-19 Business Pledge.
Our school nurses are on hand to give young people help and advice on a range of issues during Lockdown through the confidential texting service ChatHealth.
Posters and small wallet sized cards will be available for children across the county’s schools to advertise Chat Health – a confidential texting service for young people in Wiltshire with emotional or physical health problems.
Our Single Point of Access means parents’ and carers’ calls are handled quicker and it’s now easier than ever to get advice
A specialist service designed to make it easier to contact and seek advice directly from us in Wiltshire has seen caller waiting times fall by more than a half in just 12 months.
Our Professional Lead for 5 – 19-year-olds, Charlotte Forward, gives tips on taking the trauma out of starting school.
Residents of BaNES and Wiltshire with hearing loss are being offered a free course to help them with communications in their everyday lives.
The summer holidays are now well underway with youngsters enjoying playing out with friends and having fun. We have come up with ten top tips to keep your kids summer safe.
Anna Dobie, manager of the Wiltshire Children’s Services’ Single Point of Access in Salisbury, received the ‘Heartfelt Service’ honour at Virgin Care’s Feel the Difference Awards.
We provide everything from public health nursing (also known as health visiting and school nursing), to specialist support for children and young people with physical sensory or learning needs and disabilities.
Children, young people, parents and carers will now have an improved experience when seeing Wiltshire’s speech and language service after it developed the way it explains appointments to help prepare them and reduce anxiety.
Each month Virgin Care makes one change in every single service it runs as a direct result of feedback from the people who use the services. From little changes like moving chairs around to big ones – such as offering additional appointments or helping a patient with a specific request – it’s part of how Virgin Care makes sure that everyone feels the difference.