The new Baby Equipment Bank at Oasis of Life Church is now taking referrals from agencies in contact with people who need help with obtaining baby equipment.
The project works on the same basis as the SCM Basics Bank – taking in equipment as donations from the public, cleaning and storing it before giving it away for free to those in need.
How to refer
If you have service users who could benefit from this project, you can refer them directly to the Baby Equipment Bank by:
Emailing a request enquiring if they have the required equipment in stock, to firstname.lastname@example.org, OR
Telephoning: 07879 236456 (Checked and answered Mondays 10:30 to 15:30)
Where and When?
The Baby Equipment Bank will initially be open on: Mondays 10:30 to 13:00
Oasis of Life Church, Unit 7 (next to On the Tiles showroom)
Millbrook Industrial Estate, First Avenue, Southampton, SO15 0LJ
Parking is available right outside the building. There is a lounge area, with free refreshments and toddler toys, for clients to chat and wait while the equipment is brought out to them. Referral agents can collect equipment on behalf of clients by arrangement.
For people using public transport, the nearest bus stop is at the Millbrook Roundabout, opposite “The Garage Door Company”, Blue Star buses 6, 8, 9, 11 & 12.
What may be available?
Examples of items that may be available are:
Cots, beds, moses baskets, basinets, baby linen, changing bags, changing mats, changing units, pushchairs, prams, buggies (strollers), safety gates, car seats, baby baths and toiletries, highchairs, sterilisers, bottles, baby monitors, bumbo seats, booster seats.
Baby clothes projects
The Baby Equipment Bank will NOT be providing or accepting donations of baby clothes as these are already catered for by:
SCM Basics Bank
Ascension Church, 1 Thorold Road, Bitterne Park
Baby clothes & equipment. Mondays 11am – 1pm & Fridays 10am – 1pm
St Andrews Church, 204 South East Rd, Sholing
We hope you welcome this additional service which will provide another layer of help for families in the city who are struggling.