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Early Help

Early Help in Trafford aims to make sure that services to support children, young people and their families are there when they need them.

Early Help support is for the whole family; children, young people and adults. We recognise you know your family best and when one person is facing a challenge it can affect others, and sometimes there is a significant life event that affects everyone.

Find out more about Early Help Assessments and Plans


Support for families

Partington hub - 0161 912 2122


Stretford hub - number 0161 912 5020


We will aim to get back to you within 2 days.

Panel information - North Area Panel –

Early Help Panel –

For the Partington hub - midwife/ maternity enquiries contact St Mary’s hospital 0161 624 0420 or Wythenshawe on 0161 291 2950

We are working with other partners and agencies to ensure we can offer the best support and advice at this time, please contact the Community Response Hub line on 0808 278 7803 for advice on the following: food shopping, Getting fuel (on a pre-paid meter), getting essential medication, looking after pets or someone to talk to.


Services for Parents

Online parenting course 

The Solihull Approach 


Solihull Approach

New online learning to help parents, families, carers and professionals feel more confident when looking after children and young people.

Learning is split up into 6 sections:

  • Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
  • Understanding your baby
  • Understanding your child
  • Understanding your child with additional needs
  • Understanding your teenager's brain.
  • Understanding your brain (for teenagers only!)

Reducing Parental Conflict - Trafford Safeguarding Partnership

Parenting Courses - courses available via the early help hubs in Stretford and Partington including Increadible Years, Escape and Riding the Rapids.

Trafford Sunrise - support for parents of children aged 5-12 years coping with difficult feelings and/or behavioural difficulties.

Sleep Tight Trafford - 1 to 1 clinics for any parent whose child is struggling to sleep and specialist Sleep clinic for children who are under the care of a paediatrician or HYM.

Me, You and Baby Too - is an online resource designed to help new and expectant parents adapt to the changes that parenthood can have on their relationship.


Family Support Services

Homestart - supports families going through difficult times by providing volunteers who visit them regularly in their own homes.

Intensive Family Support - for families experiencing multiple and/or complex needs that require additional support.

Early Break Holding Families - whole family support for children and family members affected by parental substance misuse.


Services for 0-11s

Early Help Hub Stretford and Early Help Hub - Partington - service hubs where children and their families can receive seamless integrated services and information.

List of services available at Early Help Hubs - including family support, midwives clinic, registering a birth and stay & play.

Trafford Sunrise - support for children aged 5-12 years in coping with difficult feelings and/or behavioural difficulties and promoting emotional wellbeing. 

Engage Mentoring - intensive mentoring and group activity sessions for young people aged between 8 and 16.


Services for Young People

YES - Trafford Youth Engagement Service - provides a wide range of opportunities for young people to access support and information in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential manner.

Kooth - free anonymous online counselling, advice and mental health support service for young people in Trafford aged 11-18.

Engage Mentoring - intensive mentoring and group activity sessions for young people aged between 8 and 16.

Rainbow Reflections - Trafford youth group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people or those questioning their gender or sexuality.

42nd Street - for those who are aged 13 to 25, and under stress, or know someone who is.

Young Carers - work with young carers offering one to one support, groups and activities  and support at school.