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Health (early years)

Find out about health services on offer in Wiltshire for those in the SEND community.

If you are looking for other services that are not SEND specific, visit MECC Link (opens new window) which signposts you to lots of Wiltshire health and wellbeing services in one place.

Support for newborn babies and families

After a child has been born your GP and NHS midwifery (opens new window) service will be your key contacts initially, you can read more about the journey up till birth on the NHS: Pregnancy (opens new window) pages.

In Wiltshire you can also be supported by the Health Visiting service who will help ensure the best start in life for your child.

Early recognition

As your child develops you may notice they need more support with certain activities or may seem to be developing more slowly in certain areas. It is important to discuss this with the health professionals you regularly check in with like your GP or health visitors, they may suggest contacting one of the following teams. You may also want to look into the the EHC assessments which includes an Early Support Hub in its process.

Early support

It is hugely beneficial to get support as early as possible once a need has been identified. This helps prepare a child for the next steps in their journey in life and learning in the best possible way.

Other supporting health services

Wiltshire Health and Care

Wiltshire Health and Care (WHC) is a partnership focused solely on delivering improved community services in Wiltshire. Their services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • minor injuries
  • physiotherapy
  • wheelchair access
  • respiratory 
  • community hospitals.

To find out more please visit: Wiltshire Health and Care: Our services (opens new window).

If you did not find what you are looking for please get in touch via our contact us page, feedback helps us improve our services and information. 

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