Want to find out more about where to get support or not sure about your rights? Sometimes there are things we can’t help with or that other organisations are better at. We have created the following resources to show what other support is available.

Community services directory 

This booklet gives you a list of some other services, mostly in the North London area that cover a wide range of issues including housing, immigration issues, employment, healthcare, domestic violence and sexual abuse support and many more.

Services directory


PramDepot is an arts-led recycling project that provides high quality recycled baby clothes and equipment to vulnerable new mums and their babies. They work with Birth Companions, Helen Bamber Happy Baby Group, Haringey Migrant Support and 20 other organisations in and around London. They specialise in supporting mums who are homeless, have no recourse to public funds, or are facing disadvantage.  


Birthrights is the UK’s only organisation dedicated to improving women’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth by promoting respect for human rights. We believe that all women are entitled to respectful maternity care that protects their fundamental rights to dignity, autonomy, privacy and equality.

They can provide free, accurate and accessible legal information and advice on human rights and the law relating to childbearing women.

They have produced a series of fact sheets some of which can be downloaded below

Consenting to treatment

Right to NHS services

Right to a C-section

Social services and maternity care

You can find the full list of Birth Rights fact sheets  here

AIMS - Association for Improvements in Maternity Services

AIMS works towards better births for all by campaigning and information sharing, protecting human rights in childbirth and helping women to know their rights, whatever birth they want, and wherever they want it.
Their pages of information on Pregnancy, Birth and Infant Feeding, intended to provide useful information on a variety of topics that we are frequently asked about on our helpline. This information is not intended to replace medical advice, but instead to help women to work out what questions they may wish to ask their health care providers to help them to make their own decisions.

Family Rights Group

Family Rights Group's goal is to enable children to be raised safely and thrive within their family and community. The Charity works with parents whose children are in need, at risk or are in the care system and with members of the wider family who are raising children unable to remain at home.

They offer a free and confidential telephone and digital advice service providing legal and practical advice to families.

The Breastfeeding Network

The Breastfeeding Network (BfN) aims to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and those involved in their care. 

Helen Bamber Foundation

The Helen Bamber Foundation is a UK-based human rights organisation, formed in April 2005 to help rebuild lives and inspire a new self-esteem in survivors of gross human rights violations.

Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood after Childhood Sexual Abuse

This resource is for anyone who has experienced childhood sexual abuse and who has questions or concerns about being pregnant, having a baby or becoming a parent. It is also for partners or friends who support you if you would like to share it with them.

The resource has been co-produced with women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. Some of them have been pregnant, some have had babies, others haven't but hope that they might one day become a mother. It has been produced in collaboration with The Survivors Trust. 

You will find links to specialist support services in the 'Further resources' Section at the end of this resource.

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