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Promote vaccinations (Public Health)

Public health is about the health of the entire county, rather than the health of individuals. It looks at addressing those factors which contribute to ill health rather than treating people when they have already become ill, such as vaccinations.

Gloucestershire County Council has a statutory duty to promote health and wellbeing and commission specific public health services. It also has responsibility for supporting the public health system as a whole to ensure that robust plans are in place to protect the health of the population, and to provide public health advice to the Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (GCCG previously known as NHS Gloucestershire).

In addition to the above, the council has also taken on responsibility for:

  • public health aspects of local initiatives to tackle social exclusion;
  • public health aspects of community safety promotion, violence prevention & response;
  • local initiatives that reduce the public health impacts of environmental risks.

The public health grant allocation for Gloucestershire in 2013/14 was £21,126 million and in 2014/15 is £21,793 million.

Provide information about child care providers (Family Information Service)

The Family Information Service offers a wide range of information to support families. This includes information on finding and choosing childcare, such as local day nurseries, playgroups, childminders, children's centres, out of school clubs and holiday playschemes. They can also provide information on family support, tax credits, benefits, funding and much much more.

The team also provides online information via the Glosfamilies Directory which hosts a wide range of information for families in the county as well as for professionals, including details of  all Ofsted registered childcare in the county, information on  ‘early advice and support’ ( the Gloucestershire Early Help Offer)  and the Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Local Offer (to be available in September 2014).

Provide funded childcare places at nursery (Family Information Service)

The Family Information Service offers a wide range of information to support families. This includes information on finding and choosing childcare, such as local day nurseries, playgroups, childminders, children's centres, out of school clubs and holiday playschemes. They can also provide information on family support, tax credits, benefits, funding and much much more.

The team also provides online information via the Glosfamilies Directory which hosts a wide range of information for families in the county as well as for professionals, including details of  all Ofsted registered childcare in the county, information on  ‘early advice and support’ ( the Gloucestershire Early Help Offer)  and the Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Local Offer (to be available in September 2014).