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Abi's Footprints Baby Bank

Abi's Footprints Baby Bank is run by New Life Church, Great Cornard and supports parents and families struggling in difficult circumstances to meet the practical needs of a new baby or infant up to age three.

We collect a wide range of good second-hand (and some new) goods and provide them free of charge. This may be, for example, a Moses basket with essential clothing, bedding and toiletries, a baby monitor, sterilizer, clothing bundle, toys or a larger item such as a cot, high chair, buggy or stairgate...in fact almost anything a child up to age three would need. Some high-value items are offered on a loan basis. 

 

Who to contact

Name
Gill Soper and Esther Allard
Position
Project Coordinators
Telephone
01787 478654 (Gill)
07830 361456 (Esther)
Email
abisfootprints@newlifechurch.community
Website
http://www.abisfootprints.co.uk
Social Media
 Like us on Facebook
Address
Sudbury
Suffolk
Postcode
CO10 7GB
Notes

Gill and Esther can easily be contacted by sending a message via Abi's Footprints Baby Bank Facebook page (preferred) or by phone or email

Where to go

Name
Stour Valley Business Centre
Address
Unit 5
Brundon Lane
Sudbury
Suffolk
Postcode
CO10 7GB
Area served
Babergh
Parking available
Yes
Notes

Our volunteer team meets at our premises on Monday mornings during school term time, to sort, clean and prepare items for collection and delivery. We have a small coffee corner and visitors often arrange to come along to deliver donations or collect needed items.  Volunteers are also in and out of the premises throughout the week. 

Other details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Free
Referral required?
Yes
Referral and availability notes

We receive referrals from the Sudbury Children's Centre, Midwives, Health Visitors etc. who can access our Request Form (including a detailed check list of baby items) via http://www.abisfootprints.co.uk/howtoreceiveagift/refer. We also accept requests directly from families via Facebook Message (preferably) or by email or phone 

When possible we encourage parents to come along and choose the items they need for their child. Alternatively we can select and deliver requested items to them. We normaly acknowledge requests within one day and, unless urgent, aim to deliver within 5 days, or whenever convenient for the family.

We welcome volunteers (currently ten). Those that visit or meet parents and children individually must have a DBS certificate and undergo Safeguarding training under New Life Church's safer recruitment process. Relevant policies and guidelines are in place for all volunteers, including those that help with practical tasks at our premises. A volunteer handbook is available.

 

Age Groups
Pre-school, Adults
Accessibility
Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet

Accreditation website
http://www.abisfootprints.co.uk

Service users involved in planning
Yes
We welcome feedback from referrers and parents, received directly and/or on social media, and use this to inform the development of our service
Last Updated
14/03/2019

Nursery provision

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
No

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