The Wesleyan Foundation has donated £10,000 to CASBA to help further develop their Pregnancy to Parenthood Programme.
The grant will help CASBA to deliver their Pregnancy to Parenthood project, providing early intervention advocacy and support for pregnant and new parents with children from birth to five years of age.
CASBA support parents to attend maternity and child health services so they receive appropriate care and support at the earliest opportunity. CASBA’s holistic 1:1 advocacy has addressed issues that impact family life such as debt, housing issues, benefits, energy and food poverty. CASBA deliver accredited Mellow Parenting training, uniquely created to meet the specific needs of parents with learning disabilities. Parents will also have access to CASBA’s Freedom Programme training an accredited course tailored for women with learning disabilities who are victims or at risk of domestic violence.
Jacob Ayre, Community & Citizenship Manager at Wesleyan, said: "The Wesleyan Foundation are delighted to support this vital project for parents with learning disabilities. This work will go a long way to upholding adults with learning disabilities right to family life."
Ginny Cullen, CASBA CEO, said: "CASBA is delighted to have the support of the Wesleyan Foundation for this project. Without their grant, we would not have been able to run the training and groups that equip new parents with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need, or provide the one to one support to secure equitable access to health and well-being services, which are vital for new moms and their babies. Thank you so much Wesleyan for your support."