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City and Hackney Family Nurse Partnership

Linden Children's Centre,
86 - 92 Rectory Road,
N16 7SH
Telephone: 020 7241 7857
Website: Family Nurse Partnership


Family Nurse Partnership is a voluntary home visiting programme for first time young mothers (and fathers) aged 19 or under. A specially trained family nurse visits the young mother regularly, from early in pregnancy until the child is two.

Read more below or watch the video to find out more about the service.

Family nurses work with young mothers and fathers to enable them to:

  • build positive relationships with their baby and understand their baby’s needs
  • make the lifestyle choices that will give their child the best possible start in life
  • build their self-efficacy (belief and ability to plan and achieve their goals)
  • build positive relationships with others, modelled by building a positive relationship with the family nurse

Family nurses will regularly visit clients at home (every 1 – 2 weeks) from early in pregnancy until their child is two years old. Home visits usually last between an hour and an hour and a half.

The family nurse will share ideas with clients and decide together which topic would be most helpful for each visit. Example topics for home visits include:

  • keeping healthy in pregnancy
  • preparing for labour
  • supporting their baby to grow and learn
  • planning to meet their life goals

The programme goals are to:

  • improve pregnancy outcomes
  • improve child health and development and future school readiness and achievement
  • improve parents’ economic self-sufficiency

Time / Date Details

Time of day

  • Morning
  • Afternoon

Session Information

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Appointments are booked with clients directly by allocated family nurse

Other Details

Who is eligible?

Offered to all first time mothers who are aged under 19 years at last menstrual period, Hackney resident and enrolled on the programme by 28 weeks gestation.

Referral required?


Referral Details

Referrals can be made by GPs, midwives, Prospects or any other support service for young people, as well as self-referrals. Referrals can only be accepted up until the 28th week of gestation. All referrals need to be enrolled on the programme by 28 weeks gestation. This is due to the programme fidelity and is a requirement of their licence to deliver the programme from the Department of Health.

What to do if you have a complaint

Complaints can be made to a clinician or manager in the service or alternatively through the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). The service can be contacted on 020 8510 7315 or

How to Get Here

Buses: 67, 76, 149, 243

Train: Rectory Road

Parking: Please call beforehand for disabled parking

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