We are delighted to announce the True Colours Trust has agreed to further support the Bliss Baby Charter Grants Fund with a grant of £200,000 over two years from October 2014 to September 2016.
The scheme, launched by Bliss in March 2013, provides grants to help improve family-friendly facilities in neonatal units throughout the UK.
Units that have completed the Bliss Baby Charter Audit can apply for a small grant (up to £1,000) or large grant (up to £10,000) to help improve facilities for parents and families of premature and sick babies. The Bliss Baby Charter Audit is used by hospitals to look at key aspects of a unit’s support for the whole family to help staff make family-centred care a reality.
The grants allow hospitals to purchase small items such as lockers, comfortable chairs and privacy screens, as well as support the refurbishment of parent bedrooms, the creation of parent kitchens, and the opening of quiet rooms for sensitive discussions, which would often fall outside usual NHS budgets.
Further details of the Bliss Baby Charter Grants Fund can be found here Details on Bliss can be found here.
Details on Bliss can be found here.