NHS - Flu Free

The NHS in Gloucestershire launched its annual flu campaign earlierthis month and we're really hoping that you can help us to spread the word.

We have developed short video clips,combating some common myths about the flu vaccine and outlining which groups of people are eligible for a free flu vaccine this year.  You can watch the video here 



Parents Matter Newsletter

All Parents Matter Newsletters and other Family Information Service documents are available from www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/fis

Gloucestershire Families Directory

Please have a look at the 'What's On?' facility on the online service directory www.glosfamiliesdirectory.org.uk which is developing now to contain information about a wider range of events and activities. Libraries now advertise their activities through this directory. We have also developed improved search functions (rather like online shopping) as part of the glosfamilies directory....please check it out for your family and those you work with!

Information for parents on keeping children safe online from CEOP


Gloucester Young Carers. Information available on their website.

Gloucestershire Parent Carers Network - Information for Carers of Children and Young Adults.

Winston's Wish - a charity which gives support to young people who have suffered a bereavement.

National Autistic Society - UK Charity for people with Autism and their families.

Mencap - UK Charity for people with learning difficulties.

Family Lives -for Parenting and Family Support.

Barnado's - UK's leading Children's Charity.

Gloucestershire Self-Harm Helpline Service

Email: glosselfharm@rethink.org

Website: www.rethink.org/glosselfharm

For further information on Rethink: Phone: 0845 456 0455


PATA’s reputation as an excellent source of support and information for childcare from birth to teens including holiday play schemes., is built on more than 15 years’ experience and expertise.


Gloucestershire County Council Information

General Information.

Gloucestershire Music Service.


Gloucestershire Resource Centre (a useful resource for childminders and other teams and groups)

The address for the Resource centre is:

City Works, Alfred St. Gloucester, GL1 4D and the telephone number is: 01452 504442

Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be offered a flu vaccination at schools in Gloucestershire from September 2017.


Hearing & Vision Screening for children in Reception is taking place in school on Wednesday 2nd May 2018. 

If you do not wish your child to be screened please contact us Phone 0300 421 8225 Email: NC.MP@glos-care.nhs.uk

Please inform us if your child is already under professional care for hearing or vision.

Parents/Carers will be informed of the screening results.