The cost of neonatal care

Spoons cost of living report With interests rates expected to rise again and inflation showing no signs of going down there is a lot in the national news about the impact of the cost of living rise. Particularly for those most vulnerable. In September last year the national charity Bliss published a briefing about the […]

Join our team of volunteer peer supporters

Calling all Greater Manchester parents with lived experience of neonatal care Are you interested in joining our team of volunteer neonatal peer supporters? Come along to our online information session on Thursday 29th June at 7:15pm The session will give you an insight into the role of a Spoons volunteer neonatal peer supporter and help […]

Small Change Big Difference

How can your small change make a big difference? We know that having a premature or sick baby can be overwhelming. Navigating “normal” life after neonatal care can be a real challenge for parents. Our community groups and support sessions often prove a real lifeline and are designed to help the whole family. We want […]

Putting in the miles for babies & families

Spoons Feb50 2023 Our Spoons Feb50 challenge is well under way and the miles are being clocked up! Across Manchester we have lots of wonderful people taking part this year including a team of neonatal health professionals and neonatal families who we have supported. If you would like to get involved in Spoons Feb 50 […]

Expressing, breastfeeding and peer support on the neonatal unit

Why expressing and breastfeeding peer support on the neonatal unit should be delivered by lived experience! This week is World Breastfeeding Week and there is lots of talk and raising awareness of breastfeeding. We want to raise awareness of the challenges of breastfeeding for the mums with babies in neonatal care. And the need for […]

Mental Health Awareness Week – The power of peer support

The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 is “Loneliness” But how does peer support reduce loneliness? We started Mental Health Awareness Week by sharing some rather gorgeous photos of some rather gorgeous babies who attend our Spoons Sensory Play Sessions. We share these sort of photos a lot and we often talk about our […]