Lifeline is a service offered to parents who have a baby who is or has been in the Special Care Baby Unit. When a mother gives birth to a sick, disabled or very premature baby, it is an extremely stressful time for the whole family. Many hours are spent at the hospital, and emotional and physical exhaustion can sap the parents’ strength. As a result, ordinary household tasks can become an enormous burden, and an additional source of stress as the family returns daily to mounds of ironing, unhoovered carpets and an empty larder.
Lifeline aims to support parents by relieving them of some of these tasks, leaving them free to spend time with their baby. We will do shopping, housework, ironing, preparation of meals, babysitting, help with transport.
We are able to support only families whose baby is or has been in Special Care.