A National Lottery development scheme has been launched today to help kids in deprived areas get a better start.
Poor families in 14 deprived areas of England will get help as National Lottery millions are to be spent to give children a better start in life.
2014 will see up to 5 areas get between £30 and £50 million to boost support services, with an estimated £165 million spent by 2023.
A survey revealed that 71% of new mums want more help in pregnancy and babies’ first years. Dr Lord Robert Winston, who is backing the scheme, said “Our earliest environment has a profound effect on our later lives”
He continued “Our health, our educational attainment, our personality and our relationships are hugely influenced by what happens in the womb and particularly during those first three years of our lives as small children.”
Areas to be helped include London, Nottingham, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Bradford and Sheffield
Let’s hope this worthwhile scheme is rolled out throughout the rest of the UK soon.
Read the full article from the Daily Mirror here