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Sue Searle, a disabled mother and trainee doula from Stevenage, UK, discusses how doulas can support disabled parents during pregnancy, birth and in the postnatal period. Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality.
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Coffee morning blues At coffee morning as there is no one to share the morning blues away you might not know who can blow away the blues and put the sunshine on your face Elfrida coffee mornings, a phone call away 020 7354 6349. Mahmuda Mu...
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Gary Hawker from Dorset Primary Care Trust (PCT), UK, discusses the challenges of developing a holistic service to support parental mental health and safeguard children, through the development of a joint protocol between children and mental health s...
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Anne-Marie Hawkins, Parent Advocate in Bridgend, Wales, UK, discusses how advocacy empowers parents with learning disabilities. To find out more, please visit p2pcitizenadvocacy.co.uk or telephone 01443 824145.
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Independent writer, researcher and disabled parent Michele Wates, describes a project by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in the UK, encouraging local authorities to develop protocols and joined-up systems which support disabled parent...
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Lynne Hester, of Cambridge, a visually impaired parent, gave this presentation at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s conference- Partnership and Change: Maternity Services and Disabled Parents.
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A mother who is living in the UK, talks about the challenges of being a disabled parent, and the need to be heard and supported.
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Yuen Har Tse, who lives in the UK, talks about the struggle she had to find help to enable her to take her children out.
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Sharon Platts, a visually impaired mother from Carshalton, talks to DPPI Information Officer, Shanta Everington, about her experience of service providers, how she would have valued peer support, and how the right attitude can make all the difference...
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