Baby Equipment Bank
SCM Basics Banks always has a fantastic selection of free baby clothes to choose from at our Clothes Bank venue, but we do not supply any baby equipment.
However, we have helped a number of other projects set up in the city to meet this need, and remain friends and partners working together.
The Baby Equipment Bank at Oasis of Life Church takes referrals from agencies in contact with people who need help obtaining baby equipment. The project works on the same premise 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. However they use their own referral system and network.
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 email@example.com
– Telephoning: 07879 236456 (Checked and answered Mondays 10:30 to 15:30) with your request
Where and When?
The Baby Equipment Bank will 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, bassinets, 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.