79 Day Challenge raises over £13,000!

Shaun and Lauren Adams created the Seventy Nine Club back in 2021, following the birth of their twin daughters who were born prematurely and spent time in neonatal care. After receiving the devastating news that one of their girls needed open heart surgery, they found strength in community and positivity. Now in its 4th year, […]

Help to Heal Urgent Appeal

Support our ‘Help to Heal’ Urgent Appeal We are there for families from admission to the neonatal unit, and beyond, for as long as we are needed. Spoons’ team of skilled staff and volunteers help to reduce the stress, isolation and worry felt by families going through neonatal care in Greater Manchester. But, we urgently […]

Neontatal Care Bill Event

You’re invited to our festive, in-person, networking and discussion around the impact of The Neonatal Care Bill for both employers and employees. We will be joined on 11th December by expert speakers: Dr Krystal Wilkinson, Reader (Associate Professor) in Human Resource Management at Manchester Metropolitan University Claire Treacy, Associate in Employment at Kuits Solicitors Date: […]

World Prematurity Day: Reflections on our Spoons Journey

World Prematurity Day: reflections on our Spoons journey This World Prematurity Day, Kirsten Mitchell, our Founder and Operations Manager, reflects on her own experience of neonatal care and the journey she’s been on since setting up Spoons Neonatal Family Support in 2015… “In a recent conversation about the upcoming World Prematurity Day, I noted that […]

Isaac & our Trustee, Rebecca

Isaac & our Trustee, Rebecca I came into contact with Spoons during the time our little boy, Isaac, spent on the neonatal unit at Wythenshawe Hospital. Isaac was born by emergency c-section on 28th September 2021, at 30 weeks and 2 days. I had gone into hospital the day before with reduced movements and was […]

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 […]