Bradford Maternity Stream Meeting 2017
Accommodation IssuesAccommodation is allocated on a no choice basis by the Home Office and in Bradford it is provided by G4S. The housing is often in terrible condition and issues should be raised with G4S by calling 01909533500 or emailing [email protected]. Clients may have a phone number for their housing officer, but in order for issues to be logged centrally it is important to call the main number.
Useful to know in Bradford:
BEVAN Healthcare: 07870982348 – Alison Lee, Midwife
Antenatal sessions – Elizabeth Fewkes, Project and Volunteer Coordinator
BIASAN (Bradford Immigration & Asylum Support & Advice Network) completely volunteer run. Women’s group on Thursdays 1-3pm at the Deaf Centre, Hallfield Road, BD1 3RQ
Bradford Friendship Choir Contact: Fran, [email protected] Facebook: Bradford Friendship Choir. Tuesdays 6-7.30pm, Freedom Studios, 7 Manor Row
For everyone on donation basis, bus fares paid for AS&R
Red Cross Carlisle Business Centre, Manningham, Key House BD1 3AY. They also do drop in at Refugee Action Office. Destitution support, currently at refugee action on tuesday morning but will be moving to Reach Beyond centre, Grattan Street in February.
Refugee Action 40 Picadilly, BD1 3NN. Tel: 01274 762100
The Family Support team only work with families with children between 5-15yrs old. They are a great team, so if applicable do get in touch.
Baby Basics Facebook: Baby Basics Bradford. Twitter: @babybasicsbradford
Moses basket and basics for mum and new baby
Bumps and Babies group – 1-2.30pm Fridays currently at Refugee Action Office, 40 Picadilly, BD1 3NN. Breastfeeding peer support, midwife, meet other mums and babies. Run by Bradford Refugee New Beginnings. Contact Shelley: 07598943402
Bradford Volunteer Doulas support mums from two months before delivery to around six weeks after. They are present for the birth to provide support to the mother, [email protected], 01274 223201
St Stephen’s Church, – 01274720784 -West Bowling “Welcome to BD5 Group” meets Wednesdays, 3.30-5.30pm offers a range of services including a clothes bank. Sometimes they have pushchairs and other baby things. – Refugee Action
City of Sanctuary Bradford Contact: Will Sutcliffe, [email protected]
Go on their website and download the local resources document for more refugee services
Better Start Bradford: 01274 723146
The Maternity Stream was formed in Bradford in 2014 following the flagship conference
Over 100 maternity care providers; health professionals, charitable organisations, asylum seeking and refugee women, student midwives, educators and more.
The conference hosted the premiere showing of the Maternity Stream film starring women telling their stories of pregnancy and birth in the UK alongside specialist presentations covering FGM, mental health and rights and entitlements.
We hope this is the first of many more Maternity Stream conferences in many other towns and cities. If you would like to be part of making one happen in your city please get in touch!
The power point presentations can now be accessed via the resources
Bevan House – Bevan House Primary Care Centre provides responsive NHS General Practice services designed to meet the needs of people who are homeless or in unstable accommodation, including those who have come to Bradford as refugees or to seek asylum and others who find it hard to access health care.
Family Action Perinatal Support Service – The Perinatal Support Service offers support to families where a parent is struggling with their emotional health and well-being or where they have been diagnosed with a low to moderate level perinatal mental illness.
Advert for this service