‘I feel like my hands are tied’ – Health visitor lifts lid on struggling profession as workforce dwindles

Health visiting is understaffed and struggling to cope with demand due to massive funding cuts and dwindling staff numbers, according to a leading Health Visitor in Lincolnshire.

The health visitors, who are trained nurses or midwives, are employed by Lincolnshire County Council. They are frequently the first point of contact with families, connecting them with vital community services. They help people involved in child protection cases, carry out regular home visits, provide valuable information to new parents and do everything in between.

However, as their numbers fall, individual health visitors are taking heavier caseloads and being put under more and more pressure.

Full story in Lincolnshire Live, 7 July 2019