Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a government funded, national scheme that provides vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. It also provides vouchers for free vitamins. The vouchers can be worth over £900 per child if they are claimed for the entire qualifying period.
The qualifying criteria for Healthy Start are as follows:
A person must be at least 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four years old and they or their family get:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit with a family income of £16,190 or less per year
  • Pension Credit; or
  • Universal Credit with no earned income or total earned income of £408 or less per month for the family. (To find this refer to your Universal Credit award notice in the section “your take home pay for this month”.)

A person also qualifies if they are under 18 and pregnant, even if they don’t get any of the above benefits.
To access the scheme individuals need to fill out a physical form and send it to the following address:

Healthy Start Issuing Unit
FREEPOST RRTR-STAE-JKCR
PO Box 1067
Warrington
WA55 1EG

Hard copies of the form can be printed from an online PDF or hard copies can be ordered free of charge for organisations to distribute. You can download and print a form from the Healthy Start website

  1. To order hard copies of the forms online:
    Open the web page www.orderline.dh.gov.uk (you can also do this using any of the ‘order’ buttons on this page)
  2. Click on the registration page link and create an account if you do not already have an Orderline account. To register, you will need an email address and the postal address where the copies are to be sent to. You will be sent a confirmation email, and within 24 hours a password will be sent to you via email.
  3. Log in by entering your customer number and password in the box at the top right-hand corner of the page.
  4. Using the ‘Publication search’ box on the right-hand side of the page, enter ‘healthy start’ (with search option ‘Advanced’) in the ‘Keyword’ box and click ‘Go’.
  5. All of the resources available in hard copy will be listed. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your order.

To order hard copies by telephone:
Call 0300 123 1002, quoting the title and reference number (eg HS01/HS02) of the item you require.

In Cornwall, vitamins are available at the following pharmacies:

Pharmacy
Address
Town
Postcode
Opening times
Phone Number
Day Lewis Pharmacy 42 Fore Street St Just in Penwith TR19 7LJ

Mon - Fri 9:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 18:00
Sat 9:00 - 12:30

01736 788440
Day Lewis Pharmacy 21 Trelowarren Street Camborne TR14 8AD

Mon - Fri 9:00 - 17:30
Sat 9:00 - 13:00

01209 714577
Boots Pharmacy 10 Commercial Street Camborne TR14 8JY Mon - Fri 8:30 - 18:15
Sat 8:30 - 17:30
01209 713149
Boots Pharmacy 34 Fore Street Bodmin PL31 2HL Mon - Sat 9:00 - 17:30 01208 72836
Tesco Pharmacy Station Road, Carn Brea Industrial Estate Redruth TR15 3QJ Mon 8:00 - 22:30
Tues - Fri 6:30 - 22:30
Sat 6:30 - 22:00
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
01172917236
Day Lewis Pharmacy 16 Chapel Street Redruth TR15 3DB Mon - Fri 8:45 - 17:45
Sat 9:00 - 12:00
01209 211056
Boots Pharmacy 25 Market Square Camelford PL32 9PD Mon - Fri 9:00 - 18:00
Sat 9:00 - 17:30
01840 212233
Boots Pharmacy 29 Fore Street St Austell PL25 5EP Mon - Sat 8:45 - 17:30
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
01726 72112
Boots Pharmacy

3 Alverton Street

Penzance TR18 2QW Mon-Sat 9:00-17:30 01736 362130
Boots Pharmacy 44-46 Fore Street, Copperhouse Hayle TR27 4DY Mon-Fri 8:30-18:00 Sat 9:00-17:30 01736 752189
Boots Pharmacy 28 Brooad Street Launceston PL15 8AE Mon-Fri 8:45-17:30 Sat 8:45-17:00 01566 772085
Boots Pharmacy 3 Fore Street Mevagissey PL26 8JQ Mon - Fri 9:00 - 18:00
Sat 9:00 - 17:00
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
01726 842349
Boots Pharmacy Union Square St Columb Major TR9 6AP Mon-Fri 9:00-18:00 01637 880251
Boots Pharmacy 94 Pydar Street Truro TR1 2BD Mon-Sat 8:30-17:30 Sun 10:30-16:30 01872 272810
Boots Pharmacy 21-22 Baytree Hill Liskeard PL14 4BG Mon, Weds - Fri 8:30 - 18:00
Tues 9:00 - 18:00
Sat 8:30 - 17:30
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
01579 343183
Boots Pharmacy Bassett Road, Illogan Redruth TR16 4SS Mon-Fri 9:00-18:00 Sat 9:00-13:00 01209 843856
Boots Pharmacy 2-3 Beach Road Perranporth TR6 0JL Mon-Fri 8:30-18:15 Sat 9:00-17:30 01872 573196
Boots Pharmacy 8-10 Market Street Padstow  PL28 8AL Mon - Fri 9:00 - 18:00
Sat 9:00 - 17:00
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
01841 532327
Day Lewis Pharmacy Narrowcliff Surgery, Narrowcliff Newquay TR7 2PG Mon-Fri 8:30-18:00 01637 872589
Millbrook Pharmacy The old blacksmiths shop, The Parade, millbrook Torpoint PL10 1AX Mon-Fri 9:00-18:00 sat 9:00-13:00 01752 822391
Boots Pharmacy 16 Fore Street Torpoint PL11 2AD Mon-Sat 9:00-18:00 01752 812591
Boots Pharmacy 4 Fern Lea Villas St Blazey PL24 2JG Mon-Fri 9:00-18:00 Sat 9:00-13:00 01726 815498
Boots Pharmacy 16-18 fore street fowey PL23 1AQ Mon-Sat 9:00-17:30 01726 833332
Dudley Taylor Pharmacy 26 Belle Vue Bude EX23 8JS Mon-Fri 9:00-17:30 Sat 9:00-17:00 01288 352026
Boots Pharmacy 24 Fore Street Saltash PL12 6JW Mon-Fri 8:30-17:30 Sat 9:000-17:00 01752 847707
Boots Pharmacy 40 Meneage Street Helston TR13 8QY Mon-Sat 9:00-17:30 01326 572030
Boots Pharmacy 3 High Street St Ives TR26 1RS Mon-Sat 9:00-17:30 Sun 10:30-16:30 01736 795072
Boots Pharmacy 47-49 Market Street Falmouth TR11 3AB Mon-Sat 9:00-17:30 Sun 10-:30-16:30 01326 312373
Isles of Scilly Pharmacy The Health Centre, King Edward Lane, St Marys Isles of Scilly TR21 0HE Mon-Fri 9:00-13:00, 14:00-17:30 Sat 9:30-12:00 01720 422021
Boots Pharmacy 1-6 Coach House Arcade, Fore Street Looe PL13 1DT Mon-Fri 9:00-18:00 Sat 9:00-17:30 01503 262980