How you can support us
Cando have been working in Shropshire and Telford and Birmingham since 2011.
Cando offers an inexpensive and cost effective service giving a mother with learning disabilities, care and support for on average 9 months of her pregnancy, birth and postnatal experience.
A team of 13 Doulas have given practical and emotional support to 22 women and their families in Shropshire, Telford and Birmingham. We have helped with antenatal preparation, supported them through their births and helped them postnatally with looking after their babies, we work in combination with other services, ensuring as complete a service as possible.
On average this service costs only £2000 per client (including training, support and supervision for the Doula and oncosts for CanDo). The impact of having one consistent support person during this major part in their lives can not be underestimated.
When all other services offer a multitude of people flowing through this time - midwives, health visitors, social workers, sure start workers, we are sometimes the one constant person, who gets to know them and sees them at home, with their baby, on a regular more relaxed basis..
Would like to support us financially? or join us in our work? Contact us we would love to hear from you.