FIRST-TIME young mums and their families in Barnsley will now receive home visits thanks to the launch of a new advisory board.

The Family Nurse Partnership, which will become available to the public in March, will provide personalised support to residents across Barnsley.

Young mothers-to-be aged 24 and under will be partnered with a nurse, who will visit them regularly from early pregnancy until between the child’s first and second birthday.

The purpose of the advisory board is to support and enable the highest quality delivery of the Family Nurse Partnership programme, as well as providing oversight and support to the recently announced Start for Life Workforce Pilot.

The advisory board is composed of representatives from a range of services and young parents.

Coun Wendy Cain, cabinet spokesperson for public health and communities, said: “This is an exciting development for Barnsley, and the board is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable parents and their babies, in line with Barnsley’s vision of being the place of possibilities.”