"Working together to empower people to live their best lives through pregnancy, birth and beyond."


Delivered by Ripplez, the Derby Community Parent Programme offers mothers, fathers, grandparents and carers volunteering opportunities to meet vulnerable and hard to reach expectant and new parents at outreach sessions. These outreach sessions facilitate access to our services, other local services, and provide evidence based information to help them have a happy and healthy pregnancy. 

Our 'Pregnancy Pals' and 'Birth Buddies' undertake 26 weeks of training and have the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience from first-hand contact with a range of health care professionals. Pregnancy Pals and Birth Buddies offer one to one peer support to expectant and new parents, continuing up until when the baby is three months old. 


If you feel you need some information and support during your pregnancy, please follow the link below to complete our contact form. A member of our team will be in touch. 

Contact DCPP


The DCPP Team Photo


Along with their volunteers the DCPP also organise weekly coffee mornings for all expectant and new parents to reach out for support, information, or simply, some friendly company.

You can find information about DCPP's coffee mornings and other Ripplez events here


Are you interesting in contributing to this invaluable service as a Pregnancy Pal or Birth Buddy? Follow the link below. 

Volunteer Application Information 

Many of our volunteers have since moved onto employment in a range of health care and family care positions. 


You can also follow the DCPP on Facebook and Twitter