A MUM from Malmesbury has thanked a care group's support for helping her get to a good place after being at 'rock bottom'.

Goldie Thomson, aged 21, wants to raise awareness about the positive impact the Family Nurse Partnership programme has on many mums lives.

The programme is part of Wiltshire’s public health nursing service, run by HCRG Care Group on behalf of Wiltshire Council.

Over the past two years, Goldie has received regular visits from her nurse Tracy who has provided her with mental health support and advice to help her daughter’s development. 

Goldie was supported during her pregnancy and throughout the first 21 months of her daughter Olivia’s life.

Goldie said: “I would not be where I am today without the help that the service has given me, it is fantastic and more mums should know about it.

“Tracy has seen me grow from rock bottom to being in a really good place.

"She is such a genuine lady who cares so much, wants the best for me and is always going out of her way to be helpful. 

"When you are a younger mum it can feel like people are judging you but I haven’t felt like that at all.”

HCRG Care Group has been chosen to continue providing key family services - such as 0-5 services (health visiting), 5-19 services, Family Nurse Partnership and Baby Steps - for Wiltshire Council until 2029. 

Pat Birchall, chief operating officer at HCRG Care Group, said: “We are delighted to be able to build on the work we have done to transform services to change people’s lives across Wiltshire over the past seven years.

"This is testament to our amazing staff who consistently deliver a high quality service to families in our local communities.”

Cllr Ian Blair-Pilling, cabinet member for public health at Wiltshire Council said: “This is a key service for Wiltshire providing a wide range of support and services for our children, young people and families. 

"I am very pleased this contract has been agreed with HCRG Care Group and I look forward to hearing more positive stories of the good work in the future.”