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Update – We Need Your Help

Watch Here for an Update from CEO, Cat Ross.

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We continue to support Afghan families in bridging hotels & Ukraine families arriving in the UK – we’re honoured we get to do this but we can’t do it without YOU!

Update on Support for Ukraine Referrals

Due to the high level of demand we are PAUSING our support for Ukrainian families arriving in the UK.

We will reopen for referrals on Monday 13th June.

If you submit a referral before then it will be deleted.

This will allow us to catch up with present referrals that have been submitted.

Thank you for your understanding.

9 women creating change in their communities – Featuring Baby Basics CEO, Cat Ross

Our wonderful CEO was featured in the Action Funder blog celebrating International Women’s Day.

“When Cat was offered the chance to lead baby basics she jumped at it with both hands. Baby basics started in Sheffield in 2009 with the aim of supporting families struggling to meet the financial demands of looking after a new baby. Under Cat’s leadership, the charity has grown into a country-wide network of centres supporting vulnerable families.

“It is so amazing to lead an organisation that is passionate about making a difference to vulnerable families at a local level.” “

Read the full blog here https://www.actionfunder.org/8-women-creating-change-in-their-community/?fbclid=IwAR3KkPmZYxD_X1xa03v0HfT_m8DokJDAZpvT8t9B0bdZRRRVU5lgMcxcCHg

Charities in Norfolk say they’ve seen parents struggling with the pressures of the pandemic

Hear Maggie from Baby Basics West Norfolk giving a fantastic interview on ITV News about parents struggling with the pressures of the pandemic.

“People just aren’t able to cope. And then they feel worthless and they’re not they’re not worthless. They just need somebody to show them that they can be worthy and have dignity.”
– Maggie Anderson, Centre Leader, Baby Basics West Norfolk

https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2021-10-01/charities-in-norfolk-say-parents-are-struggling-with-pressures-of-the-pandemic?fbclid=IwAR09hQkLLDgGwDEk9l0Z1x8UROzC0ygNPI09ZE0pXctK9YPHqU6C6GNB-xA

So far Baby Basics UK has supported 690 Afghan Families

With Afghan welcome so far we have supported 690 Afghan children 0-5yrs and their families who are being resettled around the UK with everything they need, including toys, clothing, cots, Moses baskets, bedding, nappies, toiletries, prams/pushchairs, slings, feeding sets etc
With your help we can do more! You can support us by purchasing items from our wishlists on Amazon and For Common Good

More than 17,000 new items donated to Afghan refugee families in UK

“Baby Basics, a national charity based in Sheffield, is working with the Home Office and a coalition of charities called Afghan Welcome to deliver essential equipment to hotels where Afghans are quarantining after fleeing the Taliban.” Read more on The Guardian’s article.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/01/more-than-17000-new-items-donated-to-afghan-refugee-families-in-uk


Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian