"sure start ashfield"

About: Mansfield & Ashfield

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

A mum attended baby clinic at Summer House Children's Centre and the centres Children's Workers put on an impromptu hands and feet printing Christmas cards session to link in.

The mum commented on how nice it was, saying what a good keep sake the card was. Mum then asked whether this is a regular session, which it hasn't been HOWEVER with this feedback plus the other feedback from the other 12 parents who accessed the session being positive (saying what a good idea it was), Summer House Children's Centre workers are planning to carry out the session throughout 2013 - mother's day; father's day; Easter and other key dates.

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Response from Jenny Newman, Digital Health Project Manager, Health Partnerships, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Thanks for sharing this story, what a great example of involvement in action! I know the service and families will be pleased to see how they have influenced what happens at the centre.


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Response from Karon Foulkes, General Manager, Sure Start, Health Partnerships - Nottinghamshire Healthcare We have made a change

Well done to the team for listening and responding to the families attending the session.

It is really good to see a spontaneous and responsive service in action, that should help engage parents further in children centre services.

This will now be included in the centre's plan for the year on the key dates as described.

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