Supporting Leicester’s hospital on the neonatal unit

Adapt is a small charity who provide support to families with premature and poorly babies on the neonatal units at Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital

our goal

Is to support parents and families of premature and poorly babies needing specialist neonatal care. We are completely self-finding so gratefully appreciate any help with fundraising or donations to our charity.

who are ADAPT?

ADAPT Prembabies is a small local charity that supports parents and families with premature and poorly babies on the neonatal units at Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital. 

We also provide ongoing care after families have gone home. Having a premature or poorly baby can happen to anyone and because everything occurs so quickly and usually unexpectedly, it can leave you feeling upset, confused, scared and very vulnerable.

what do they do?

We have a Family Support Worker based on the neonatal units to support parents through the good days and bad days. There is no disputing the fact that the babies get the best clinical care in Leicester but for the parents, it’s a different story not knowing from day to day sometimes hour to hour whether their baby will survive.

This is where the ADAPT support steps in to help parents cope with the rollercoaster of emotions. Once babies are well enough to go home, we don’t want our support just to stop so run a number of In-B-Tweenie groups where parents can meet up with other parents to share experiences and emotions, these groups are a lifeline to many parents whose baby may have special needs or go home on oxygen or feeding tubes or just for parents to speak to others who have been on the same or similar neonatal journey.

can you make a difference?

We rely solely on donations to continue to support families of premature babies. There are a number of ways you can help.
Donate via Peoples Fundraising – whether it is a large or small donation, all contributions make a difference and are appreciated. Further details on ways to donate can be found on our Shop & Donate page.

Support us at one of our advertised fundraisers or even organise your own! You can find details of all upcoming events on our What’s On page.
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