The new Starting Well scheme in the Sandwell and West Birmingham area is a partnership complimenting the early years provision of Children Centres and maternity services. It provides Maternity Navigators, trained volunteers embedded in the communities, to enable and empower expectant mothers: to access maternity services as early as possible; to promote and support them to have a healthy pregnancy; and to ensure their children have the best start in life.
Expectant mothers, their babies and toddlers living Smethwick, Tipton, West Bromwich, Rowley and Ladywood; and black and ethnic minority communities across Sandwell and West Birmingham (including refugees and migrant population) can all access the new scheme.
The Department of Health and Social Care's Health and Wellbeing Fund will provide £7.6
million divided between 19 projects over 3 years to improve the lives of families in their local areas.
Murray Hall is proud to be the lead partner of one of the 19 initiatives and delighted to be working with a fantastic team:
• Murray Hall Community Trust
• Gateway Family Services
• West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre
• Black Country YMCA
• Iley’s Community Association
• Yemeni Community Association
• Bangladesh Women Association
• Bethel Health
• Breastfeeding Network