Training and targeting ‘super parents’ in Nottingham

Nottingham is spending almost £2 million on training ‘super parents’ to provide new families with advice and support, targeting the most deprived areas of the city. As covered in the Nottingham Post:

“Mums and dads will be paired with a family mentor, who will also support them with issues like breastfeeding and getting babies to sleep – in order to boost the prospects of a new generation of children.”

This support is Big Lottery funded and is being targeted at two deprived areas in Nottingham – St. Ann’s and the Arboretum. It’s an extension of a program already being carried out in the Bulwell and Aspley areas and is part of a larger Big Lottery project won by Nottingham called Small Steps Big Changes, which aims to improve outcomes among 0-3 year olds. As we can see below using the DCLG’s IMD Explorer, both areas are among the top 10% most deprived in England and exist within local pockets of deprivation.

LSOA Nottingham 021C (in St Ann’s) is ranked 707 out of 32,844 LSOAs in England

LSOA Nottingham 022C (in Arboretum) is ranked 2,914 out of 32,844 LSOAs in England

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