Being inclusive -
What being inclusive means to us.

Listening to ALL
We aim to listen and value ALL service users, their partners, their family & their supporters; to hear the diverse voices of vulnerable individuals and 'harder to reach' groups in our community.

Outreach
We visit parent groups in their familiar settings. 
Get in touch if you would like to arrange a visit. 
We also make use of social media to hear your views.
Send us your ideas for improving accessibility of Maternity Voices


Our meetings
We have an agenda and minutes, but meetings are relaxed, friendly, and respectful. We can refund travel expenses, and can reimburse childcare expenses for service users.
Babies and young children are welcome at our meetings. 
Meeting locations are accessible for prams and buggies, wheelchairs.
We will provide support and encouragement for mums, partners and supporters to input into our Maternity Voices meetings.
We will always do our best to meet your needs, please ask us so we can tailor our agenda to suit you needs


Partnership  and Co -Production
If you feel that your voice isn't heard in maternity services, or you are an advocate for a group that is harder to reach, we really welcome you to get in touch to see how we can support those voices.  Services should be wrapped round the needs of mum's and families, and it is important to understand what they are in order to have positive experiences and keep outcomes improving. 
We are a small group driven by voluntary effort working closely with maternity, health, and social care professionals and community and parent groups. Working together we can make a positive difference.

Down's Syndrome

Talking about Down’s syndrome? Here’s a helpful resource.
This is a link to a helpful poster called 'Don't Screen Us Out' to ensure we can all get it right when talking about Down’s Syndrome in a person-centred respectful way. 

 

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