NHS Healthy Start Scheme

NHS Healthy Start Scheme

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Subsidise food purchases

primary eligibility


SECONDary eligibility

Receive means-tested benefits
Low income household
At least one child under 4 years old
At least 10 weeks pregnant




Income support schemes


Prepaid card

what's on offer

1. If you qualify you get: a. £4.25 each week of your pregnancy from the 10th week. b. £8.50 each week for children from birth to 1 year old. c. £4.25 each week for children between 1 and 4 years old Information. 2. You can use your card to buy: a. Plain liquid cow’s milk. b. Fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables. c. Fresh, dried, and tinned pulses infant formula milk based on cow’s milk 3. You can also use your card to collect: a. Healthy Start vitamins – these support you during pregnancy and breastfeeding. b. Vitamin drops for babies and young children – these are suitable from birth to 4 years old.

how to claim

1. You may apply by: a. Online form. b. Email: healthy.start@nhsbsa.nhs.uk. c. Telephone: 0300 330 7010. 2. If you think you cannot claim public funds because of your immigration status, then apply for Healthy Start by: a. Email: Healthystartclaim@dhsc.gov.uk to ask for an application form.

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