Childhood health

A healthy start in life

Information on schemes and programmes for children, young people and families to promote a healthy start in life.

Healthy Start

The Healthy Start scheme helps you give your family the very best start in life. If you are pregnant or have a child under four years old, you could get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic food. In Kensington and Chelsea, women and children can also receive free vitamins.

Health Visiting

Our Health Visiting teams work with mums, families and community groups. The Health Visiting teams promote the health and well-being of children under five years old. Based in health centres, children’s centres and GP Practices, Health Visitors encourage healthy lifestyles. In addition Health Visitors address concerns around physical and mental well-being and aim to reduce health inequalities.


Routine immunisations or vaccinations (including the flu vaccination) are given to help prevent people getting certain diseases

Last updated: 23 February 2023