Meet the Team
Baby Week Leeds 2016 is an adaptation of Semana do Bebe (the week of the baby) in Brazil (UNICEF 2010) Baby Week was inspired by a research visit to Canela (Rio Grande do Sul) by Churchill fellow Lucy Potter in 2014. Lucy experienced Semana do Bebe for herself when asked to deliver a presentation of Baby Massage undertaken at Little London in Leeds. She was overwhelmed by how Semana do Bebe had a week that involved families and everyone working with families. Lucy realised that the services were all there so why not do the same thing but involve statutory and voluntary services to promote good practice. With the support of NHS Leeds, all three clinical commissioning groups in Leeds, Leeds city council, Child Friendly Leeds and Leeds Beckett University, Baby Week Leeds would not have been possible. Baby Week is promoting the policy - Best Start Plan and Maternity Strategy 2015-2020.
If you would like to get involved, be part of the team or have any suggestions for Baby Week Leeds, then please do get in touch via:
Liz Wigley - Maternity commissioning
Nick Frost - Leeds Beckett University
Debbie Gedge Gipton and Seacroft Children's Centre
Sarah Bennett Midwife
Ann Pemberton - Home Start