Healthy Gems Hub

Engaging families and children in Oldham at the point of need, to help access health and wellbeing resources.

The challenge

Child poverty rates have been on the rise.

It has been shown that for each individual family or single parent, the addition of a new baby to the home is a major contributing factor to facing poverty.

It is often the small things that without, can induce stress and worry for parents, in turn, impacting both the parents and child/children’s wellbeing, both physically and mentally.

Shared Health’s Healthy Gems Hub steps in at this point to mitigate the resource pressure and provide wrap around holistic care.

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OUR WORK AND INTERVENTIONS

The Healthy Gems Hub provides families with the means of finding support and additional resources to help them through to the next stage of their family life.

We provide care packages that includes items new parents need after the birth of a child including: hygiene supplies, nappies, toiletries as well as non-electric equipment (moses baskets, breast pumps, sterilisers), when required.

Our service is very practical, we strive to be holistic in our support, and work with partners that are connected in the community and may be able to offer additional support for families.

THE IMPACT

Connected to a doctor’s practice, we are able to provide a seamless link to all the interventions primary care has to offer.

Additionally, we provide workshops (led by us or our community partners) on all things health; health literacy, mental wellbeing, oral health, sexual health, nutrition and weaning.

We are currently accepting referrals from health professionals - please use this link to refer a family.

A Note About Donations: 

We are always on the look out for corporate donations of hygiene products, toiletries and nappies. All baby hygiene essentials and toiletries for mums must be unused and sealed.

For a full list of items we need click here.

Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to accept donations from individuals.

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