Hartlepool Council lends helping hand to local parents

Parents-to-be and parents of young children are being offered support at an event in Hartlepool.

The free event at the town's Mill House Leisure Centre is being organised by Hartlepool Council's Family Support Service.

A range of help and information will be available, including breastfeeding advice.

Hair and beauty treatments will also be on offer, courtesy of Hartlepool College of Further Education.

Children are welcome to come with their parents and there will be arts and crafts to keep them entertained.

The event will be held on February 28, between 1pm and 3pm

"There is lots of advice, help and support available in the town for parents and the event is designed to showcase some of the services on offer.

"Everyone is welcome whether parents have just one child, twins or multiple children. We are also setting up a notice board which will enable parents to buy and sell second-hand baby goods."

– Jo-Ann Bage, family support worker with Hartlepool council