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Didcot Town Council Grant Aid Reports—Didcot Baby Monday Didcot Baby Monday Since Didcot Town Council generously awarded Didcot Baby Monday with a £1750 grant, we have been delighted that this has enabled us to continue running in the community. One of the main services we have been able to confidently provide every single week (including holidays) has been our lactation consultant, as this is an expense to us which is not covered by any other income. To know we can always offer new mums (particularly first time mums with very young babies) help & support at such a crucial time, has been really wonderful. We are very aware when applying for funding that our group was only 1 of a few options (and nothing in Didcot) to provide feeding support, as well as a space for parents to attend, with no obligation to pay if they cannot. Lisa, our resident lactation consultant says “ The warm welcoming, nonjudgemental support offered by the Didcot Baby Monday team is an invaluable resource to new families in the area and it is a pleasure to work with them, offering infant feeding support alongside them our Health Visiting and Midwifery colleagues. This service is a good example of a sustainable and cost effective way to help new families get off to a good start, with continued support from the local community.” Our other main expense is of course our rent, and the town council grant enable us to provide long term security in a new venue (Didcot Baptist Church) with more options for our group in terms of physical space. Didcot Baby Monday are looking into furthering our connection to PANDAS Foundation UK, to provide further help in the community in relation to pre & post-natal mental illnesses. Grants such as those from the town council better secure our ability to continue and expand our services in the local area. Thank you from all of the Didcot Baby Monday team for helping us to continue in 2017 & 2018! Jade Rouse Group Chair

Council Offices, Britwell Road Didcot Oxon OX11 7HN

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Phone: 01235 812637 Fax: 01235 512837 E-mail: council@didcot.gov.uk www.didcot.gov.uk

December 2017  
December 2017  
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