Corby Library proud to support new parents and babies


12 September 2023

Mother and baby

From 4 September, Corby Library is now a donation point for Baby Basics Northampton - a charity which supports vulnerable mums-to-be with essential items for themselves and their baby.

Working with local midwives, health visitors and other professional, they provide starter packs that include a safe place for baby to sleep, as well baby clothing, blankets and toiletries for baby and mother. The team are always looking for donations of items.

Baby Basics has donation points in Northampton and Kettering, but the new donation point will be the first for the Corby area.

As a council, we are always keen to find new ways to support the local community and I am pleased that the team have joined up with Baby Basics to be a donation point for items which will help so many families in Corby and the wider area.

Items like blankets, towels, baby clothing and toiletries are essentials for new parents and this scheme ensures that those most in need have a helping hand.
Cllr Scott Edwards, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Children, Families, Education and Skills
We are incredibly excited to have our first Corby donation point open, we have heard such amazing things about the community support within Corby from everyone we meet.

Having such a central point in the Corby library is such a blessing and we are looking forward to working with them. 

After seeing a huge 34% increase in our referrals, we know that we have to reach out to the community for support more now than ever. 

Our donation points really are the lifeline to the charity, assisting us in supporting the families in need.
Sabrina Oakey, Charity Co-Ordinator and Regional Hub Lead for the Baby Basics team

Donations can be dropped off at Corby Library during term time.