Start for Life
Families of children from conception to age two can access guidance and support on a range of topics through Start for Life, which is delivered as part of Dudley’s Family Hub Network. Discover more about Start for Life services from Dudley Council and our network partners below.
Family hub network
A central location for a broad range of support services.
Maternity and pregnancy
Find links to advice and support, and maternity information from other local organisations.
Infant feeding and specialist breastfeeding support
Guidance for parents on infant feeding and links to local support groups.
Health visiting (including GP surgeries)
Support from Dudley nurses and midwives with specialist training.
Parent and infant emotional wellbeing
A helping hand with the pressure of daily life, including information on local support groups.
Early Education and Support Services
Early education advice, speech, language and communication support, and home learning tips.
Further information to support parents and their families; areas include sleep, crying, safety and a dedicated area for dads.
Further information for anyone with safeguarding concerns.
Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) team supports children from 0-25 years.
Providing the support needed at any stage of a child or young person's life.
Financial support/debt management
Find information on financial support and cost of living advice within Dudley.
Advice on sleep safety, accidents and more.
Volunteer for community groups or help shape the future of maternity services in Dudley.
This section offers information on face to face, webinar and on-demand training courses.