If you're a young parent or young parent-to-be and live in Blaby, Oadby & Wigston there is lots of support available to you
This page gives you details and links to support services within your district. You can use the quick links on the right hand side if you're looking for something in particular.
School Aged Mums Support - SAMS
Supporting young mums in Leicestershire county schools during pregnancy and into parenthood, enabling them to make choices and progress with their education.
Sure Start Children's Centres
SureStart Children's Centres are a great place to access support on a one to one basis from a Family Outreach Worker, or to attend groups. There are five Children's Centres in the Blaby, Oadby & Wigston District: Huncote - 0116 2750246, Braunstone Town - 0116 3054217, Countesthorpe - 0116 3055170, Wigston Magna - 0116 3055282, South Wigston - 0116 3055039 Give them a call to find out more on or click here for a page that links to all the Children's Centres.
Supporting Leicestershire Families - Youth Worker Support
Supporting Leicestershire Families – Youth Worker Support
If you are a young parent (aged under 19) and would like some individual support, we have Supporting Leicestershire Families youth workers who could help support you. We can offer support with emotional wellbeing, budgeting, signposting, advocating and accessing other support.
The Bridge Single Access Point
The Bridge Supports 16 & 17 year olds who are experiencing housing difficulties. Click here for further details of who the service is for and how to get in touch.
Housing in Blaby
Click here for details of Housing support in Blaby
Housing in Oadby & Wigston
For Housing support in Oadby & Wigston, ring the borough council on 01162 752 612
A referral only programme tailored to suit early help parents. 6 weeks antenatally and 2 weeks postnatally.
An evidence based, accredited 8 week programme of antenatal education designed for vulnerable parents. The programme covers all aspects of labour, birth, feeding, caring and bonding with your newborn baby. A mixture of carefully designed sessions to include practical tasks, small group work, discussions and even crafts, all used to enhance learning and confidence. Peer support within the small groups of 8-10 is invaluable and a powerful support in the future months.
This programme is by referral only, so please speak to your midwife, health visitor or Children's Centre to find out more.
The Baby Beginnings Team
Your health visiting team, from pregnancy, birth and up to school age, can offer emotional and practical support to help empower you, every step of the way
Your local health visiting team
Relationships & Sexual Health
For details of free, local, Sexual Health drop-in clinics, see the images below or visit www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk
Want some 'me' time, someone to talk to, or help getting out and about?
Home-Start Blaby District Oadby & Wigston can offer you confidential practical and emotional support at home.
For 2 hours a week, for up to a year, we can provide a volunteer to visit and spend time with you.
Contact me for more details!
Home Visiting Co-ordinator Home-Start BOW
0116 263 0270 / 07983 734 145
Click here to visit our facebook page
Home Start - Mums in Mind
Home-Start is national charity with over 350 regional branches. We support families in the Blaby District Oadby & Wigston area of Leicestershire with at least 1 child under 5 who would like a little help with the challenge of raising children. As a parent you might ask for Home-Start's help for all sorts of reasons - feeling isolated, finding it hard to cope, bereavement or the struggle of the emotional and physical demands of having twins or triplets - perhaps born into an already large family.
After asking for support you will meet with one of our coordinators who will visit you at home to discuss what your needs are and will then match you with one of our volunteers. All of our volunteers are parents themselves and understand just how challenging the early years can sometimes be. They will visit you once a week for a couple of hours to give you emotional and practical support.
We also run several family groups each week during term time. Here you can relax enjoy a cup of tea and have fun with your child in a safe and welcoming environment. You can also receive some extra support from one of our Coordinators or our Home-Start volunteers during the session. There is also a play worker who provides stimulating and fun activities for the children.
Families must be referred to Home-Start in order to access our support. If you wish to Self-refer please get in contact or else speak to your Health Visitor who can make the referral for you. All of our support is free, confidential, non-judgmental and flexible to your needs. For more information or an informal chat please get in touch.
Contact - Fiona Bedford on 01162630270 or email email@example.com
You can visit their website www.homestartbow.org.uk
This service is run by Home-Start Blaby District Oadby & Wigston - Mums In Mind (MIM's)
Boulter Community Flat
Boulter Community Flat offers a safe, supportive and welcoming place for local residents to pop in. We have lots of community projects on the go for everyone to get involved in such as our recent Up-cycling course, Streetdance and Body Combat sessions. The best place to see what on is on Oadby & Wigstons website (under residents and Boulter Community Flat) look at projects and our newsletters, you can also pop in – the tea urn is always on!
The community flat provides all local residents, tenants and young people with signposting advice and also direct access to services including Housing Officers, Prospects, Police, Adult Education, Healthwatch and Surestart. We also offer advice relating to sexual health including a free condom service, postal Chlamydia Test and Pregnancy testing in a responsible and caring environment.
The community flat is intended for use FREE of CHARGE by residents, Voluntary, Community and Public Sector Agencies if you need a space for your group in Wigston or are interested in running a group please give me a ring. Thanks Jane Morris 0782 4462038
Young Parents Group @angelsandmonsters
Are you a young parent under 20? We have places available on our Young parents group. Activities with and without your children, We have Free on-site Ofsted registered childcare, and offer you a travel allowance too. We offer a range of activities centred around Hair & Beauty in our fully equipped salon, but also offer Parenting sessions giving support, advice and freebies to take home. We have cook and eat sessions making meals to take take home and yummy bakes, Art & crafts to make gifts and things for your home, Trips out to fun places with your children. We have professionals in regularly to hold sessions on health, parenting, sexual health, domestic violence etc etc, which you are welcome to join in with but can opt out of if not for you. So come along and have FREE Beauty Treatments whilst learning new skills, have free tea, coffee and biscuits and a good old chinwag, whilst gaining valuable knowledge, making new friends and not forgetting a little break form parenting duties while you are at it..
We are based @ Angels and Monsters home to Belle Hair & Beauty, 9 Cantrell Road Leicester LE3 1SD
We are a friendly, relaxed group. Get in touch with any questions you have, we'll be happy to help
BB19 is a mobile youth bus.
We work in the district of Blaby 4 evenings a week from 6.30-8.30pm
Come and see us for a chat and a hot chocolate. Information and Advice on:
-Drugs & Alcohol
Visit us on facebook - facebook.com.BB19Youthbus
Sam from BB19