This website is a space to find, connect and collaborate with other practitioners, volunteers, commissioners, funders and parents.
Informal peer support can make a unique and invaluable contribution to achieving healthier pregnancies, better births and healthier babies.
Stage 1. Vision, goals and context
Stage 2. Designing your programme
Stage 3. Setting up your programme
Stage 4. Delivering your programme
Stage 5. Reviewing and improving your programme
You've designed your programme. Now it's time to get it set up in the right way.
Allow sufficient lead-in time. This section guides you through the key things that need to be in place before launching your programme.
1 page in this section.
Ensure sufficient and suitable office space to deliver your programme.
3 pages in this section.
Recruit your coordinator, administrator and health practitioner.
Ensure governance and safe practice is in place from the outset.
Confirm your budget, write your 'Case for Support' and start fundraising.
Keep professionals engaged: Involve them in your set-up processes.
Prepare volunteers to properly carry out their roles.
Ensure your volunteers will be well prepared to carry out their role.
Set up your volunteer supervision processes.
4 pages in this section.
Set up your record-keeping and filing systems.
Find volunteers with the skills and qualities needed.
View and download useful resources relevant to Stage 3.
Where to get further support if needed.
Tell everyone about an event in your community.
Post your questions and ask your community for ideas.
Submit a service or social group in your area.