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Maternity Champions

The maternity champions project was set up in Queens Park W10 as a two-year pilot in 2014. Following a successful independent evaluation, the project is now in the process of expanding to be embedded in the boroughs existing community champions projects in:

  • Queens Park
  • Westbourne
  • Harrow Road
  • Church St
  • Victoria (Abbey Centre)

Being pregnant and having a baby is an amazing experience that at times can be overwhelming and isolating. Maternity champions are local trained volunteers who can:

  • Introduce you to other pregnant/new mums living in your area
  • Guide you through this important time
  • Support you to keep you and your baby active and healthy
  • Help you understand and access services
  • Feedback your views
  • Help you get the best out of the support available

We are currently recruiting in the Westbourne and Victoria (Abbey centre) areas of north and south Westminster if you are interested in joining the team please contact emma@pdt.org.uk

Exciting volunteering opportunity

We are currently recruiting maternity champions to join the Harrow Rd project. Do you live locally and have a few spare hours a week? This is a great chance to learn new skills and meet new people whilst supporting new and expectant mums and dads in your area. We are looking for people with warm and friendly personalities to join our team.

The benefits include:

  • Free accredited Birth and Beyond Peer Supporter and Breastfeeding Peer Support Level 2 (Open College Network accredited)
  • Stepping stone for careers or higher qualifications in maternity or early years’ settings
  • References for future employment Support from community champions project leaders/ Maternity Champions project managers

If you would like to find out more, please contact
Emma Sweeney emma@pdt.org.uk or call on 07522 499 066
Lydia Mutare lydia@westminsterartisans.co.uk or call 07950 847 520 

please click on this page link Publications to view the Maternity Champions report, Westminster Community Champions end of year report 17 – 18 and the Community Champions Social Return on Investment evaluation October 2017 – May 2018