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Free baby books available at libraries

FAMILIES with children under 12 months are being encouraged to collect free baby books from their local library.

Bookstart baby packs are usually gifted to new parents by their health visitor at the six-week post birth check-up.

The pandemic has meant that some health checks have been carried out remotely and as a result parents may not have received their pack. The free packs, which are available to babies under 12 months old, can be collected from all East Sussex libraries.

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Primary school achieves first healthy schools award

LITTLE Common School in Bexhill has become the first school in the county to achieve the East Sussex Healthy Schools Excellence Award.

Healthy Schools is a national programme that celebrates whole-school health improvement achievements. Schools can achieve Healthy Schools status by demonstrating how they support the health and wellbeing of their school community.

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Council appoints new provider for refuge services

Clarion Housing Association has been awarded the contract for the provision of refuge services across East Sussex.

From November 1, 2021 Clarion will provide specialist support in 47 units of safe accommodation across the county for women experiencing domestic abuse and violence, and their children. Within a year of the contract starting, this provision will increase to 56 units to include anybody experiencing domestic abuse.

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