Salford Baby Bank works in partnership with local Salford community groups to provide collection points for equipment and supplies that new parents need after the birth of a child. This also creates an opportunity for parents to connect, if they choose, with a community group that can offer support, often through already established groups or services.
Referrals into Salford Baby Bank can be made by any organisation working with a Salford family, such as a doctors practice, charity, school, or children’s centre. There are no criteria to apply, as we recognise that people from all backgrounds and situations are sometimes in need of additional support when a new baby joins the home.
This referral will be picked up by one of our volunteer team, who will then contact the referrer. Our volunteer team will then put together a care package, working with the items we have in stock and looking to include those items included in the referral.
This care package will then be delivered to the partnership collection point. Either the referrer will collect and deliver to the family or the family will be given the details of the partnership collection point to collect themselves.
4. Continuing support
For families who choose to collect from partner organisations they will have the opportunity to stay in touch, which may include further support to access other services or support groups within the community.
Our community partner organisations are:
Lifecentre is a Christian charity working alongside local people for community transformation. They are based at their community centre in Langworthy and work across the City of Salford.
The Castle Community Centre, Eccles
The Castle provides a community space available for hire by local organisations, families and individuals. It hosts kids and youth clubs through Eden Eccles and is the home of Big Top Catering.
Early Essentials are our partner in delivering one-of hampers of essential items for new born babies. They distribute hampers across Greater Manchester and we are very glad to partner with them and support their work.
Are you able to support us?
We depend on financial support and donations of supplies. Your donations help us to support families in our community.