How BOLOH can help you this Winter
This winter, there will be an influx of coughs, colds and chest infections in children aged 0-3.
To reduce increased pressure on local healthcare systems, Barnardo’s has been funded by NHS England and Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) to provide a helpline advising on respiratory illnesses, focused on supporting parents/carers from Black, Asian and Minority communities.
The Boloh helpline can provide advice, guidance and signposting support to partners/carers who are unsure about what to do if their child has a chest infection.
We can provide information via our Helpline advisors to:
- Recognise signs and symptoms of Chest infections
- How to access the right health support
- Self-manage respiratory infections at home
- Speak to a nurse or doctor if required via NHS 111 and 999
- Register with GPs
Helpline advisors can also provide parents/carers with practical support to meet their child’s needs.
Parents/carer can call Boloh helpline on: 0800 151 2605.
Our helpline advisors are trained to provide advice about respiratory illnesses in children aged 0-3. Our advisors can provide a service in English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Albania, Polish, Luganda, Ruyankole, Rukiga, Rutooro and Kinyarwanda. Interpreters can be provided for other languages.