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The county’s health visitors will be on a high street near you over the next couple of weeks, and they’re inviting everyone along to meet the team and find out more about the service.  

Health visitors are registered nurses or midwives and come from a wide range of backgrounds and experience in different areas of nursing. They work in teams for a particular community and have extensive knowledge about particular geographical area and other services there.

Health visitors support those with young children aged 0-5 years live as healthy a life as possible, both physically and emotionally, by listening to any worries or concerns. It is an important service for families, as Cheltenham Health Visitor Liz says ” we’re skilled and knowledgeable in the emotional, social and physical development of children and in supporting parents to help children reach their full potential.”

To celebrate national Health Visiting Week, the teams will be out in the community to answer your questions. It is an opportunity not to be missed, as Health Visitor Sandra says” “we are there to listen, talk and support you with your health and your child’s health and development. We look forward to meeting our local communities over the next week!” 

Pop along to any of the following events to meet your local team: 

Date: Tuesday 22 August

Location: Stratford Park, Stroud

Time: 11.30am-2pm

 

Date: Wednesday 23 August

Location: Cheltenham High Street

Time: 11.30am-2pm

 

Date: Thursday 24 August

Location: Gloucester Cross

Time: 9am-3pm

Date: Friday 25 August

Location: Outside Tesco's, Stow on the Wold

Time: 10am-12pm

 

Date: Tuesday 29 August

Location: Cinderford Triangle

Time: 11.30am-4pm

 

Date: Wednesday 30 August

Location, Opposite Barclays Bank, Dursley

Time: 1-3pm

 

Date: Thursday 31 August

Location: Spring Gardens Car Park, Tewkesbury

Time: 11.30am-1pm