Links to useful organizations and sites


Little Village is a charity that provides for free good quality baby clothes and equipment, donated by local families, to local families that need them. They provide for the Barry House families and also others.

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait.

Maternity Action

Maternity Action is the UK’s leading charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and wellbeing of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child’s early years.

Maternity Mates is an innovative project developed by WHFS to provide practical and emotional support during pregnancy to vulnerable women in east London. It is currently open to pregnant women living in Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest who do not have a suitable support network, or have specific needs or healthcare issues.

Helen Bamber Foundation The Helen Bamber Foundation is a UK-based human rights organisation, formed in April 2005 to help rebuild lives and inspire a new self-esteem in survivors of gross human rights violations.

Birth Companions

Birth Companions are the UK’s leading organisation with widely acknowledged expertise in the needs of pregnant women and new mothers facing severe disadvantage both in prison and the community.

AIMS works towards better births for all by campaigning and information sharing, protecting human rights in childbirth and helping women to know their rights, whatever birth they want, and wherever they want it.

BirthRights what are your rights in pregnancy and childbirth?

Global Health Media  User-friendly videos are created with the frontline health worker in mind, featuring carefully paced step-by-step instructions, close-ups for clear viewing, and basic non-technical language.