Three people travelled from Huddersfield to Manchester for the National Conference on Saturday 19th January. Fatou Sallah, an asylum seeker herself, described her work to support pregnant asylum seekers and new mums with children up to the age of two. She has been training for six months to become a support worker as part of the National Childbirth Trust’s new programme. Fatou is one of the first women in the country to train to do this and is already supporting mums in the area. At the conference Fatou shared this story as one of the significant stories, others recognised the importance of the role of Birth and Beyond Peer Supporters and how this will make a difference to women in the future.

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