Active Birth Centre (ABC)

Robust clinical evidence supports the establishment of Alongside Midwife-Led Units, co-located to Obstetric-Led Units with a shared philosophy and understanding of normal birth. This project aims to embed and sustain the Active Birth Centre (ABC) Alongside Midwife-Led Unit as an alternative and viable birthplace option for all women with low risk pregnancies birthing within BHSCT Maternity Service, therefore normalising birth and decreasing the likelihood of intervention. Engagement with s...

Development of the Community Development Framework

As part of the Health and Wellbeing 2026 - Delivering Together, various work streams were established. A Community Development work stream was set up in January 2017 by Public Health Agency (PHA) to examine how best community development can contribute to the Transformation of Health and Social Care. The work stream is tasked to set clear direction and expand community development approaches to reducing health inequalities in Northern Ireland. To support this the team held 12 consultations, acro...

Come walk in my shoes

Approximately 30 young people were involved in the planning and delivery of the events and over 100 people from the health and education professions who work with young people attended. Attendees heard from the young people about the challenges they face on a daily basis. The aim of the events was that those who attended would be able to adapt the services they deliver/commission to remove any challenges for young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people. Interactive events were held...