November 2019

November 20, 2019

Midwives in the UK have said they see a pregnant woman at risk of homelessness every working day. A ground-breaking survey of midwives who collectively care for over 15,000 women per month found almost all of them had seen a pregnant woman who was homeless in the past six months. Frontline maternity staff said cuts to benefits, changes in the welfare system, and widespread issues with suitable housing in many areas of the UK are disproportionately affecting pregnant women. The shocking findings have been brought to light in a new Channel 4 Dispatches programme conducted alongside the Royal College of Midwives.

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