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Home Start Pregnancy and Post-Natal Pal

Pilot project to train local volunteers to provide pregnancy and postnatal support to mom’s to be.

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I just want to highlight a new pilot project in Salford [in the North West] in the UK. This is what I found out in a flyer:

'Home-Start Trafford and Salford is one of the leading family support charities in Greater Manchester, improving the life chances of children in vulnerable families by improving parenting skills. 

We are starting an innovative new pilot project in collaboration with the University of Salford department of midwifery to train local volunteers to provide pregnancy and postnatal support to Salford mum’s to be.

Full Home-Start training will be provided including bespoke perinatal modules to ensure our volunteers feel confident and empowered to support a new mum.

You do not have to be a parent but need to be able to offer

  • 3 hours of your time each week.
  • Subject to a full enhanced DBS check [a police check].'


Source: Home Start Pregnancy and Post-Natal Pal

What do you think of programs like this?

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

How might we support the 'Under-Resourced Mom' in a low-budget environment?

How does this research relate to our use cases and personas?

This relates to the Under-Resourced Mom who needs support but may not have the financial capacity to tap into paid services

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