Many of our families have added financial pressures when their baby is admitted to the NICU. They may be premature or term and unwell, the journey comes with an emotional and financial cost.

Sometimes mothers have not organised parental leave, dads struggle with working and supporting their family, organising childcare and the extra travel costs incurred to visit their new baby daily.

Our social workers and nursing staff identify families that are really struggling and approach us for support by way of offering grocery vouchers.

For the year 2021, February through to December we have helped 252 families with vouchers.