In 2019, Improving Me and its partners embarked on a journey to professionalise the Maternity Support Worker (MSW) workforce across Cheshire and Merseyside with the development of a Level 3 Maternity Support Worker Open Award. This sought to embed social prescribing principles and values in practice; with a clear commitment to a public health agenda and recognition of the impact of the wider determinants of health.
This is the story of that journey through the pandemic and beyond. As Maternity Worker Support Worker Week unfolds this provides a fitting beginning to 2022 activity.
View the full Cheshire & Merseyside Baby Week itinerary here.