Vlora Hindley, the team leader for the Best Beginnings service based in Greenwich and Lewisham Trust. They specialise in supporting women who suffer from mental health problems, providing one to one care for the continuum of carer.

This team has one team leader and seven midwives and work at home and in community centres as well as other similar settings in the borough. The team started working within the Local Authority in 2006 and it was included as part of the mainstream maternity services provided by the NHS Trust.

In this video, Vlora describes the way the team works, how they identify women in vulnerable situations and the support they can provide to improve health and social outcomes. The Best Beginnings Team works with all the other relevant services including specialist mental health teams (including the Time Team), GPs, women’s refuge and other organisations supporting women experiencing domestic violence. The service wraps around the requirements of the women and their families.

 

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