Leo’s has seen substantial growth since the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, and our provision was needed more than ever. Families were in crisis from shielding isolation or being allowed a maximum of two hours a day visiting their baby on the neonatal unit.
We saw unprecedented need for our services to fill a huge gap in NHS and Local Authority provision, a gap which we successfully filled with the pilot of the Nurture Project.
Prior to COVID-19, all our support was done face to face either on a neonatal unit or in various community spaces around the region.
The need has arisen for our community to have their own safe space solely for neonatal families, especially as they have vulnerable children and NHS visiting restrictions are still in place for neonatal units.
Which is why, we are launching our newest fundraising initiative – The Nurture Centre.
The Nurture Centre will be a hive of activity for our families, a sanctuary, safe haven and a place where we can support the majority of their needs.
We aim to move all of our safe, socially distanced classes to the centre, all peer support, all counselling and trauma therapy, our core Leo’s team and have our very own bespoke child development area.
The centre would be open for families to ‘drop in’, come by and see the team, grab a brew, have a safe play and meet other families.
All information around the Nurture Centre can be found below…