Services Database Healthy Start Vitamins (Manchester City)

Service ID



Eligible women and children eligible get vitamin coupons to exchange for free Healthy Start vitamins, which are specifically designed for pregnant and breastfeeding women and growing children. In this way, Healthy Start aims to improve and promote health in the families most vulnerable to poor diets.
To be eligible for the national Healthy Start Scheme a person must be at least 10 weeks’
pregnant, or have a child under four, and be in receipt of:-

  • Income Support; or
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance; or
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance; or
  • Child Tax Credit, and the annual family income is less than £16,190; and/or
  • Universal Credit (with a family take home pay of £408 or less per month).

Applicants also qualify if they are under 18 and pregnant, even if they don’t get any of the above benefits.

Location of service

Greater Manchester LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Healthy Start vitamins

Other organisations involved


Start date: 01/12/2017
End date:




Not known.


This service is available in the Manchester City area only.