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Start for Life

Discover a range of guidance and support from Dudley Council and our partners, designed for families of children from conception to age two.

Maternity and pregnancy

Find links to advice and support, and maternity information from other organisations.

Health visiting (including GP surgeries)

Support from nurses and midwives with specialist training.

Emotional Wellbeing

A helping hand with the pressure of daily life.

Healthy lifestyles

Resources to help you live an active, healthy lifestyle.

Cost of living advice and support

Find additional help with the cost of living.

Infant feeding and specialist breastfeeding support

Guidance for parents on infant feeding.

Family hubs

A central location for a broad range of support services.


Further information for anyone with safeguarding concerns.

Staying safe

Advice on sleep safety, accidents and more.


Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) team supports children from 0-25 years.

Early Education and Support Services

Information on early educational support, links to speech and language therapy services, and positive parenting programmes.

Family Information Service

The Family Information Service provides free, current information, advice and contacts for families across Dudley borough.

Early Help

Providing the support needed at any stage of a child or young person's life.

Parenting support

General services to support parents and their families.

Get involved

Volunteer for community groups or help shape the future of maternity services in Dudley.