Herefordshire Council is backing a campaign launched by the Family and Childcare Trust and encouraging local parents to Make One Change to improve the quality of life for their families.
Whether it’s about parents pledging to spend more quality time with their children, or employers actively promoting parent-friendly working environments, Make One Change aims to build a picture of the small changes that can make a big difference to parents and families.
In Herefordshire, health visitors, children’s centre staff and healthy lifestyle trainers have set up drop-in sessions at eight primary schools located across Herefordshire where families can get help to make a change to their family life.
The council’s healthy lifestyle team will provide tips on how to make families’ lives healthier like eating more veg and less processed food or joining a sports club. In addition, health visitors will offer advice on keeping equipment in the home safe. Other agencies taking part include Homestart, Young Carers, Women’s Aid, Jumpstart, Halo, Football Fledglings and Wild Play.
Councillor Jeremy Millar, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “Parents’ Week is a great time for parents and carers to think about the small changes they could make that would have a big impact on their family life. There are lots of ideas available at www.nhs.uk/change4life and with support available at schools around the county, I would urge people to get involved.”
If your school is not taking part, or you cannot attend the event and would like more information about making one change, contact the council’s healthy
lifestyle trainers on 01432 383567.