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Qualitative investigation of the perspectives and experiences women and families living on low income in Aberdeen City associated with the introduction of the Financial Inclusion Pathway in 2019/2020

People Involved

Doctor Emma MacIver
Research Fellow (A)

Project Description

Children and families living in poverty experience significantly poorer child health, developmental and educational outcomes. Such child health inequalities arise through a combination of low household income and the stress experienced by those parents and carers living in poverty. The introduction of the Child Poverty Act in Scotland, included a requirement for local Child Poverty Action Plans. All health visitors, midwives and family nurse practitioners in Scotland must now screen and offer a referral for financial advice to all pregnant women and parents/carers of families with children under five. This innovation in clinical practice aims to maximise household incomes for those concerned. All Scottish Health Boards and Local Authorities must report annually to the Scottish Government on the operation of these Financial Inclusion Pathways (FIP) within routine maternity and early years nursing services.

Status Project Complete
Funder(s) NHS Grampian
Value £5,000.00
Project Dates Feb 3, 2020 - Nov 13, 2020

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