On Thursday 12 October the WoW Bus (Wellness on Wheels) is out and about and making a stop in Great Yarmouth for a dedicated parent and carer event offering free maternity, parenting and family advice and support. The bus will also be making a stop on Friday 24 November in Kings Lynn.
This free event is a ‘drop-in’ opportunity for all parents and carers who want to know more about the early years of parenting which will support children to flourish.
After the success of the first event, the WoW bus will be making another stop and will focus on the following topics:
- Pelvic health
- Feeding your baby
- Stop smoking
- Meeting Maternity Voices Partnership
- Meet the Midwife
- Finding your local health services
- Keeping your baby happy and healthy
- COVID vaccination
This is a free drop-in event, so if you are around, do come and hop on board!
Lydia Frere-Smith, Transformation Lead Midwife NHS Norfolk and Waveney ICB said:
“Following the success of our previous events, we are pleased to be able to meet parents, carers and their babies on the WoW bus.
“We encourage you to hop on-board and have the chance to speak with any of our colleagues about the various health and care services to help you and your baby happy and healthy.
The bus began its journey back in October 2021, supporting the COVID-19 vaccination of our homeless community across Norfolk and Waveney. It was hugely successful and well received across local communities. The roving bus has now evolved into WOW bus, with a particular focus on wellness.
The WOW Bus has been developed in partnership with Norfolk Integrated Care System and Voluntary Norfolk, with a specific focus on reaching out into those communities who do not access health and care in more traditional ways.
The WOW bus is supported by partner organisations across the ICS, including NHS Norfolk and Waveney, Norfolk County Council, the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector and others.
If you see the WOW bus, make sure you hop onboard!
- Maternity and Parent support in Great Yarmouth Market Place near Lloyds Bank/ Boots NR30 1LX –
- 10am – 4pm
For more information about the WOW bus: https://improvinglivesnw.org.uk/hop-on-the-wow-bus/