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The project leaders were Jackie Sharland and Gill Francis, Hackney, in London.
The aim of this project was to engage with the Traveller and Gypsy community to improve their experience of accessing and using maternity and health services during pregnancy, ante- natal care and childbirth.
The project, through consultation, with the Traveller community identified the issues and concerns Travellers have about accessing mainstream health services, particularly for pregnancy and childbirth services. Workshops focused on pre-conceptual, antenatal care, pregnancy and childbirth.
Alongside the workshops materials were developed to increase knowledge, confidence and health literacy. Small group sessions with Traveller women were held to both develop a range of health promotion materials and to discuss their usefulness and impact.
Download the materials that were developed here:
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