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The Healthy Start scheme is run by NHS England. It provides vouchers for pregnant women and families with a child under four years old on a low income to buy basic food items.
The vouchers can be spent with local retailers to buy:
Women and children receiving the vouchers can also get vitamin coupons to swap for free Healthy Start vitamins.
You can claim Healthy Start vouchers if:
You can also claim if you are under 18 and pregnant, even if you don’t get any of the above benefits.
Click here to download and complete the application form. Due to COVID-19 the health visitor/midwife no longer has to sign the form. Make sure you sign it and send by freepost to Healthy Start - the address is on the application form.
For further information visit the Healthy Start website here. You can download leaflets here.