Support and Services

Miscellaneous Support and Services


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Specialist in Paediatric Osteopathy.

Providing treatment including:

  • Cranial Osteopathy
  • Pre & post natal care
  • Hands on treatment for musculoskeletal conditions such as neck & back pain.

Located in Alderley Edge, flexible appointment times available including evenings and weekends.

24/7 Online booking available via the website.

Tel: 07498 216308

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“Find your Mr/s Doula right.

Every doula like every person looking for a doula has a unique personality and skill set. I could tell you I’m the best, but if we don’t get on, you won’t benefit from the support I can offer.  The only way to find out if I’m the doula for you and your specific, unique journey to parenthood is to talk to me. There is an amount of getting to know each other to do, before you can ultimately decide whether I’m your Doula right or someone else equally gorgeous is.

My intention as your doula is to help you get the information you need to enable you to develop your own clear and informed idea of your birth preferences and how they might apply to different birth scenarios, as well as supporting you emotionally and physically throughout your labour and birth.

I want you to feel fully informed, strong, positive, fearless, confident, and loved as you begin one of the most challenging phases of your life. We’ll also consider your post-natal recovery plan, and if you hire me as your post-natal doula, as well as or instead of as your birth doula, I will be there to support your sumptuous, healing fourth trimester.

Don’t leave it a moment longer, give me a call”



07776 251515
hello@melaniedoula.co.uk
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The Smile Group

The SMILE Group was co-founded by Natalie Nuttall and Ruth Eglin in 2011 after they both experienced PND and felt passionate about the need for parents to benefit from sustained peer support at a local level.

When we set The SMILE Group up we wanted it to be a place where families can relax and not feel judged or intimidated in any way. The group is a drop-in format and there is no pressure to attend regularly.

We invite parents to chat, drink tea and there is always a welcoming smile and an open door. We also enable mums and dads to indulge in valuable ‘me’ time with sample complementary therapy treatments to bring a sense of wellbeing.

See the Smile Group’s website for information on the weekly meet ups.

Current Meet Ups (September 2021)

Monday 10am – 12noon at Elim Church in Nantwich
Tuesday 10am – 12noon at Sandbach Children’s Centre
Wednesday 10am – 12noon at Holmes Chapel and Congleton Children’s Centre
Friday 10am – 12noon at Ash Grove Children’s Centre

Currently due to limited numbers at Congleton and Macclesfield we are asking all families to book into these sessions by emailing us on hello@smilegroup.org.uk however you can drop into Nantwich and Sandbach without prebooking.

Please confirm session is running before you attend.

30 Hours Free Childcare

Cheshire East Council has produced a one page Checklist to help you understand if you are eligible for the 30 hours free childcare ones your child turns 3 – Click here to download the PDF

Booktrust – Inspire a Love of Reading

Every child in England and Wales is entitled to a free Bookstart pack before they are 12 months old and again aged 3-4 years (27 months in Wales). Bookstart also gifts additional needs packs for babies and toddlers, as well as black-and-white booklets for newborns and dual language books.

Find out how you can get your packs on the Booktrust website – https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/programmes-and-campaigns/bookstart/families.  You’ll find amazing pages for all the family, including interactive storybooks, themed booklists, a bookfinder to give you inspiration, activities to make and do at home and much more.

Cherubs Breastfeeding Support Sessions

Cherubs of Cheshire offers breastfeeding support across Cheshire East. We run support groups, offer one-to-one home support, telephone support and online information.
Please get in touch for breastfeeding support!

Contact us on our breastfeeding support line: 03001234579; available 9-5 Monday-Friday

You can also check out our Cherubs YouTube Channel and join our Facebook group for practical advice.

Or go along to one of our local Cherubs groups in –

Congleton – Mondays 10-11.30 at Congleton Children’s Centre
Crewe – Wednesdays 12.30-2 at The Brooks Children’s Centre
Maccelsfield – Thursdays 9.30-11 at Ash Grove Children’s Centre
Sandbach – Thursdays 1.30-3 at Sandbach Children’s Centre
You may need to prebook your session- please contact Cherubs for more information.

Congleton Sling Library

We offer a sling hire service to enable you to find out which type of sling is for you! Slings can be hired at a cost of £8 for two weeks or £15 for a month.

A £40 refundable deposit is required for all hires.

T: 07920 131971
Facebook – @congletonslinglibrary

Dental Care for Mother and Baby

The Oral Health Foundation is an independent charity (not for profit) dedicated to improving oral health and wellbeing.  They run a Helpline offering advice, help and reassurance about their oral health and wellbeing – you can call them on 01788 539780. Check out their website here – https://www.dentalhealth.org/forms/dental-helpline

You are entitled to free dental treatment whilst you are pregnant and for 12 months after your baby is born.  You don’t have to pay for NHS dental treatment if you’re: under 18, or under 19 and in full-time education.

Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

For more information see their website – https://www.familyfund.org.uk/faqs/how-do-we-apply

Gingerbread – Support for Single Parents

Gingerbread is the leading national charity working with single parent families.  They have a wealth of information and advice on topics including housing, bereavement and money on their website.

The Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline provides support and expert advice on anything from dealing with a break-up to going back to work or sorting out child maintenance, benefit or tax credit issues. Our friendly advisers will talk through your options and send you useful information. Your call is free and confidential.

The helpline number is 0808 802 0925

Gingerbread groups offer a chance for single parent families to get together, meet new people and share experiences. There are groups in Macclesfield, Wilmslow and Altrincham – you need to be a member to join but membership is free.  Details are on the Gingerbread website.

Good Egg Car Safety – Car Seat Advice

The Good Egg website has lots of safety advice on buying a car seat for the little ones.

Home-Start

Home-Start is one of the leading family support charities in the UK.

Families struggling with post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and many other issues receive the support of a volunteer who will spend around two hours a week in a family’s home supporting them in the ways they need.

Fore more information see the Home-Start Website

I CAN and Talking Point – children’s communication charities

I CAN’s mission is that no child should be left out or left behind because of a difficulty speaking or understanding.

There is a wealth of information, help and advice on the I CAN website. There is also a helpline which you can call to speak to a speech and language specialist for advice and guidance on 020 7843 2544.

Talking Point gives parents/carers and practitioners the information they need to help children develop their speech, language and communication skills.

If you are concerned about a child’s speech, language and communication, you can use the Progress Checker on the Talking Point website to review a child’s progress in talking, listening and understanding. There is also a database of resources and FAQ factsheets.

Macclesfield Babywearers Sling Library

Macclesfield Babywearers Sling Library is currently an online group where you can go to get support with babywearing. You can hire a sling or carrier for £10 a month which is a great way to try before you buy.

You can also get support with a sling or carrier that you have bought or been given. Advice is available in the Facebook group, or on zoom or email from trained babywearing consultants and peer supporters. There is no charge for advice and the library runs as a not for profit organisation.

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Mental Health Support During Covid 19

There’s some great information out there from reputable sources about managing your mental health and wellbeing specifically during the Coronavirus outbreak. :

MIND

BBC

MENTAL HEALTH.ORG

NHS Every Mind Matters

Smile Group Meet Ups

Smile Group was set up by Natalie and Ruth in 2011. Both mums had first-hand experience of perinatal mental health challenges, and identified a gap in community support.

When we set The SMILE Group up we wanted it to be a place where families can relax and not feel judged or intimidated in any way. The group is a drop-in format and there is no pressure to attend regularly.

We invite parents to chat, drink tea and there is always a welcoming smile and an open door. We also enable mums and dads to indulge in valuable ‘me’ time with sample complementary therapy treatments to bring a sense of wellbeing.

See the Smile Group’s website for information on the weekly meet ups.

Current Meet Ups (September 2021)

Monday 10am – 12noon at Elim Church in Nantwich
Tuesday 10am – 12noon at Sandbach Children’s Centre
Wednesday 10am – 12noon at Holmes Chapel and Congleton Children’s Centre
Friday 10am – 12noon at Ash Grove Children’s Centre

Currently due to limited numbers at Congleton and Macclesfield we are asking all families to book into these sessions by emailing us on hello@smilegroup.org.uk however you can drop into Nantwich and Sandbach without prebooking.

Please confirm session is running before you attend.

T – 07936 940362

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