Introducing Telford Baby Bank

 

 

 

 

Telford Crisis Support has been running a Foodbank for 5 years in Telford & Wrekin. As well as supporting people with food and toiletries, we’ve noticed that there’s been an increase in referrals for new parents that don’t necessarily need food, but need help with items to give their newborn the best start possible.

For 2019, we will be launching a brand new project ‘Telford Baby Bank’ to run alongside the Foodbank. Through this new project we will provide much needed essentials and equipment to mothers and families who are unable to provide these items for themselves; including but not limited to young mums, people seeking asylum, Women or Men fleeing domestic abuse or Family breakdown and trafficking just to name a few reasons.

Working with midwives, health visitors and other professional groups to provide support directly where it is most needed, Volunteers will sort and package a ‘Moses Basket’ of clothing, toiletries and essential baby equipment as an attractive gift to new mothers. 

Each basket will contain: Size 1 nappies, Size 2 nappies, baby toiletries (Shampoo,baby bath,baby lotion,baby sponge) Mum/Dad toiletries (shower gel, toothpaste, deodorant, maternity pads, breast pads) baby vests, babygros, outfits, cardigans, baby coat, baby socks, shoes/bootees. 2 hats, 2 pairs of mittens, blankets, moses basket sheets, bibs, baby towel, a card and a box of chocs for Mum or Dad.

Referrals will go live in November. This is not a walk in or open referral service and is currently running as a trial with a few select professional groups that will be able to refer to begin with. In 2020 we will be looking to increase the outreach.

This project much like to Foodbank will be reliant upon generous contributions and donations. Please see the wishlist below.

 

Moses baskets
New born nappies size 1 & 2
Baby baths
Nappy sacks
Baby wipes
Cotton wool
Baby shampoo/lotion
Baby bath
Baby soap
Baby sponges
Baby blankets
Baby towels
Moses basket sheets
Baby clothes up to 6 months
Baby grows (0-6 months)
Snow suits/coats (0-6 months)
Socks/tights (0 - 6 months)
Shoes/booties (0 - 6 months)
Scratch mitts (0-6 months)
Hats & gloves (0 - 6 months)
Muslin cloths

Please note we cannot accept any more baby toys

 

Donations can be dropped off the the Telford Crisis Support office which can be found by clicking here

Alternatively if you’d like to be a donation point call us!

If you’re a health or childcare professional and think you can help or need assistance, please send an email with the subject ‘Baby Bank’ to tcsfoodbank@gmail.com

This Project is supported by:

Veolia UK 

Persimmon Homes

HMRC CDIO

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