People in the transition to parenthood (TTP) arelikely to need services in acute and communityhealth, public health, early education andchildcare.Parents also have needs for employment,income, housing, nutrition, transport, goods &equipment for babies, security, social support,leisure, communication and information, allappropriate for themselves and their families.
To lobby for what we know parents want …NCT provides, offers or stimulates solutions- which meet the needs of politicians, policymakers and service providers- for both short-term successes and long-termbenefits- in terms of finance, efficiency and outcomes
Current situation – snapshot• Families have reduced incomes• UK has a rising birthrate, economic/social migration• Child poverty is set to increase• Fuel poverty affects children disproportionately
Current situation – snapshot• Flying Start is expanding to reach more families• Paternity leave increased• Healthy Start
NCT supports Welsh maternity strategy•Should support choice and ensure consistentservices•But not clear how users involved in design•Need to bring together all services – linkingNHS, local authorities and community groups toshare information, expertise and services.
NCT supports integrated services•bringing together all family services – access tobenefits, advice, social services, childcare,support for disabled parents or children via localauthority, charities and community groups.
Families – how do we see them?
NCT’s new strategy – ways of working•Growth – we will continue to increase our reach, bothgeographic and social, to all parents and expand our postnataland early years services.•Thought leadership – we will use our position of influence tochange the perception of parenthood and create breakthroughsolutions to address the dilemmas parents face.•Partnership – to deliver on ambitious targets we will work moreformally with other organisations to increase the supportavailable to new parents and expand their availability to reacheven more of the population
Thank you very much for attending and joiningin discussionWe always need your news and views.Please stay in touch and feed through anythoughts and ideas.Rosie Dodds firstname.lastname@example.orgElizabeth Duff email@example.com