Welcome to our Baby Bank Hub, now offering services in Brent, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea
Since the start of the pandemic, we have talked to hundreds of families and seen first hand the impact of COVID. As a recent study shows, many families will go without essentials such as nappies, toiletries and food.
Nearly 9 in 10 of the baby banks surveyed say children living in poverty will go without essentials such as nappies as a direct result of the pandemic.
Nearly 8 in 10 say they need more nappies, mattresses and other products that can’t be given out second hand.
In 2021, we as a community did what we always do: create solutions and get things done. So we launched our Baby Bank. It is a collaborative effort so that together we can support families in these difficult times. Families are provided with essentials as well as direct access to support and specialist services linking in to children centres and other organisations.
We offer a system of appointments/ one-to-one consultations by referral, and self-referral for those who do not engage with mainstream services. Sessions are held every week, and there is provision for urgent referrals outside of the session times. The service we offer is innovative and flexible, based on the unique community-based model of service delivery we have created and developed at SPACE over the last three years.
In 2022 we are responding to the continuing need locally and beyond by expanding our services to offer Baby Bank Hubs in Brent and in Hammersmith & Fulham as well as Kensington & Chelsea.
Baby Bank Hub, Kensington & Chelsea
Tuesdays, 9.30am-4pm at SPACE, 214 Freston Road, W10 6TT
To self-refer, please complete and submit this form
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Agencies/organisations working with families in K&C can complete a referral using this form (opens in new window).
Baby Bank Hub, Brent
Wednesdays, 9.30am-12.30pm at The Vale Community Centre, Pentland Road, NW6 5RT
Baby Bank Hub, Hammersmith & Fulham
Fridays, 10am-12.00pm at The SPACE, 214 Freston Road W10 6TT.
For appointments please contact us by email at email@example.com, or call our freephone number 0800 047 8161.
It is our community bank so let's make this work together. Please let us know if you can help, or have ideas by contacting us firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can help us by donating baby toiletries, clothes or equipment, please do get in touch.
You can also reach us by using the live chat feature on this website - click the Let's Chat button on the bottom right of the page.
A huge thank you to everyone in the community who has made this possible!