Westminster: wealth, opulence and socially isolated new mothers

Westminster: wealth, opulence and socially isolated new mothers
 

In a noisy community hall in London, mothers and toddlers sit in a circle shaking tambourines and singing. At first glance it’s just another infant music session, but looking around, a different picture emerges. Nearby a mother, a sleeping baby in her arms, chats quietly to an attentive volunteer known as a maternity champion, while another cheerfully hands out cups of tea to a couple of exhausted-looking women, that tell-tale sign of new motherhood.
The maternity champions project, run by Paddington Development Trust in partnership with the NCT, the UK’s largest parent charity, launched as... read more

 
5 October 2016 in Health, Views: 31
Source: Guardian
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