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New funding secured to support improved perinatal health services to Pakistani mothers in Birmingham

New funding secured to support improved perinatal health services to Pakistani mothers in Birmingham

Spurgeons Birmingham Forward Steps service secures share of £7.6 million new Health and Wellbeing fund to give babies the best start in life. 

Spurgeons Children’s Centre Services in Birmingham have secured a share in a new Health and Wellbeing Fund to focus on mothers living in black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) communities or deprived areas. Spurgeons services along with 18 other projects across the country will be funded to provide services aimed at reducing health inequalities among new mothers and babies.

Spurgeons in partnership with Birmingham Forward Steps will aim to improve the perinatal health and mental health of Pakistani mothers. This project will provide specific and dedicated resource to engage directly with the Pakistani community and increase engagement with support services. The project will recruit volunteers from within the Pakistani community who will receive training to offer befriending and information, advice and guidance to those within their communities.

For more information on the new Health and Wellbeing Fund and the other projects under the scheme, click here.

About Spurgeons Children’s Centre Services in Birmingham:

Spurgeons Children’s Charity delivers Children’s Centre services in four Birmingham districts under the Birmingham Forward Steps Partnership. Spurgeons children’s centres are places where parents of children aged 0–5 years can share the challenges and joys of parenthood. The centres offer a range of activities and support services to help you with all aspects of parenting, helping you make sure your child gets the best start in life.

To learn more about our work in Birmingham, click here.