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  • collettec 2:58 pm on 3rd April 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Changes to Welfare Provision 

    I have been supporting a client to maintain her first property as she was in need of items of furniture she decided to apply for a Community Care Grant  I advised her to send it back ASAP.  However, because the clients partner said that they probably wouldnt get it because they were cutting it she did not send it off,  she has now missed the deadline.  This is because new Welfare Provision which began on 1st of April this year has introduced discretionary funding that will only provide to the very vulnerable who are in short term crisis.  This can either be by providing a pre paid card for Asda Supermarket, Crisis Grant or Community Support Grant.  This will only be available to certain people that fit the criteria and there will not be any forms of cash Grants available. Vulnerable families will also have to demonstrate that they have exhausted all other avenues before any Grant can be given.  This means that those vulnerable families for whatever reason find themselves in a crisis will find it harder to access these schemes due to a lack of information.
    This is why we as Pregnancy Outreach Workers will need to be aware of these changes and of other local organisations that support families in need, more information can be found at

    Birmingham Local Welfare Provision

  • collettec 9:28 pm on 18th October 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    UNICEF Breastfeeding Report 

    A report published today shows that the NHS could save £40m a year.  The report identifies the need for consistent quality support  services for mothers that want to Breastfeed.

    Follow the link below to read the report



  • jacquegfs 10:24 am on 6th December 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Next Moms Drop in group 

    The next Pregnancy outreach drop in group will be at St Georges Community Hub on 20th December, 2pm- 4pm.

    POWs Group Session 15.11.11 014

    St Georges Community Hub is on Greathampton Row in New Town. We will be there sharing our advice and other moms will share their experiences exclusively for Gateway clients.

    There will be music and refreshements and of course the fabulous raffle!

    • Layla 4:38 pm on 6th December 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for all of your help

      • jacquegfs 4:30 pm on 20th December 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Layla, Thank you for your comment hope you and baby is fine all the best from Jacque

  • pregnancyoutreachworkers 12:33 pm on 23rd November 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Annikke has been working with her pregnancy outreach worker Jackie and here she tells us how she might have stopped breastfeeding. Instead she’s kept going with the right support and encouragement

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