Baby Basics is a volunteer-led project aiming to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby. Baby Basics was founded in 2009 at the King’s Centre church in Sheffield, and has already spread to multiple locations around the UK. We are now delighted to be operating this scheme in Swansea.
Baby Basics works with midwives, health visitors and other professional bodies to provide starter packs for those in need. We can help vulnerable groups such as teenage mums, asylum seekers, and women fleeing domestic violence and trafficking.
Our Moses baskets provide a safe bed to sleep in and are packed full of toiletries such as nappies, wipes, maternity pads, as well as blankets, towels and baby clothes. For some these are the only items they have for their child. Many of our clients don’t benefit from having a supportive family around them, so they appreciate the love that goes into hand-made items.
We believe that Baby Basics shows God’s love in action. The aim is to help these new mothers practically and generously, demonstrating the love of God through our care. God is at the centre of Baby Basics as we are inspired and motivated by His heart for everyone. Every day we continue – and every item we send out, is thanks to His kindness, grace and provision.
In order to refer a client to us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 07419 780350. Leave a message with your name and contact details and we will get in touch.
If you would like to donate items you can bring them to St Thomas Parish office in the Church Hall, St Thomas Library or St Mary’s Church Central Swansea. Please see the list below of what we can and cannot accept.
You can also help by praying for the project and the volunteers; telling your friends about Baby Basics; knitting blankets, cardigans, and other lovely things for newborns; or contributing financially.
Baby Basics is part of the community projects from the parish, and is based in St Stephen’s Church, Danygraig Road.