Hope 4U is an initiative which aims to help expectant and new mothers give their baby the best start in life, by improving their financial situation and in turn their health and wellbeing.

The project which is run by Hope 4U and funded by Western Power Distribution aims to:

  • Improve health and wellbeing through a potential uplift in income
  • Support enrolment onto the Priority Services Register to save on energy usage and costs
  • Offer support and guidance on accessing benefit entitlements, budgeting and assessing eligibility for grants and vouchers

Referrals into the service are made by the midwifery team at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and interpreters from the Trust will also be supporting families where English is not their first language to ensure access for all who need it.

The scheme will run initially as a pilot for three months with the aim of receiving 40 referrals per month. The impact on families involved will be monitored by Hope4u and fed back to the partnership.

For more information visit www.hope4u.co.uk or email ENMinfo@hope4u.co.uk