Community Parents

 

We are now recruiting for our next group of Volunteers! Scroll down to find out more about becoming a local Community Parent or click the button to request a call back or call 07366 033 931

 

Please note: You must include a daytime contact number to receive a call back from a member of the team

Pregnancy and birth are key periods of transition in an individual's life and can be the driver for making important choices and changes. Community Parents are trained volunteers and offer effective support to mum and dads-to-be, to foster a positive experience and help prevent future difficulties.

 

For pregnant & new mums;

  • We provide one-to-one support
  • We share information on local services for pregnant women and new mums
  • Offer non-judgemental practical & emotional support
  • Free anti-natal & post-natal Pilates sessions
  • We aim to help you feel confident and prepared for parenthood

 

For more information on accessing our services, contact our team or call

020 7531 0314

 

Here for you

  • Are you or a family member expecting a first baby or are you a second/third time mum who experienced challenges the first time around? 
  • Could you do with a listening ear or someone to be there for you?

 

Our volunteers support, encourage and motivate you during pregnancy and the first year of parenthood. Some of the things that our volunteers support families with include discussing your birth options and helping you to create a birth plan. They can also accompany you to antenatal classes, clinics and hospital visits if you feel this may help you. 

 

Ganyat, one of the wonderful mum's we support, shares her experience with our volunteers below. 

 

Making a referral - Support for families

 

We've made referrals really simple! Whether you want to make a self-referral or want to refer a friend/family member/patient to our project, all you need to do is click the button below and complete a simple form. 

You can refer someone or self-refer for one-to-one support, group sessions, FREE exercise classes (Antenatal & Postnatal Pilates), advice & signposting and much more!

 

*PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU SELECT ISLE OF DOGS UNDER "AREA" SECTION WHEN COMPLETING THE FORM. 

 

Click the tab below to meet our team 

Free Pilates sessions

 

Pilates is an excellent way to promote a healthy mind and body during pregnancy. We offer local pregnant women & new mums in Tower Hamlets FREE Pilates sessions on the Isle of Dogs & in Poplar. Click here to find out more about our weekly sessions.

 

 

Share your skills - Become a Community Parent - NOW RECRUITING!

 

If you have time to give to expectant and new parents in your community and would like to gain an NVQ L3 qualification in Working with Parents, then we'd love to hear from you.

 

We are currently taking enquiries remotely due to the Covid-19 response.

If you would like to chat about becoming a Community Parent, call our office on 07366 033 931 or click the button to request a call back

 

 

To be a volunteer it is essential that you are:

  • Good at listening & communicating
  • Flexible, committed, & reliable
  • Non-judgmental
  • Caring & sensitive
  • Friendly & approachable
  • Interested in pregnancy, birth & families

Our volunteers:

  • Develop positive relationships with parents, professionals, project staff & volunteers
  • Empower people to find their own way forward
  • Find ways to build and maintain trust
  • Can cope in stressful situations
  • Relate to some of the day to day issues faced by other local parents

Download and complete the document below to register your interest and find out how you can become a Community Parent.

 

Please send completed forms to annemarie.ibbotson@island-house.org

 

Once we recieve your registration form we will be in touch within 24 hours to arrange a telephone appointment with you.

 

Click the tab to download
Expression of interest form.docx
Microsoft Word document [89.1 KB]

Island House

Roserton Street
Isle of Dogs

London E14 3PG
 
T: 020 7531 0310
E: admin@island-house.org

 

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