West Berkshire Family Life

Home-Start West Berkshire Baby Bank - Helping local families in need of support

What is the Baby Bank?

Home-Start West Berkshire Baby Bank provides free clothes, equipment and essentials to professionals supporting local families in financial need.

Who does the Baby Bank help?

Home-Start supports a range of families from those experiencing financial hardship, to parents with young children who have fled domestic violence, to families who have no support network around them. Baby and childcare items can be expensive to buy and many families don’t have the means to buy these essentials whilst heating their home and feeding their family. The Baby Bank can help to alleviate the financial stress that these purchases can have on a young family.  

Where does the Baby Bank get its stock from?

Everything we receive is gifted to us by the amazingly generous community in and around West Berkshire. The majority of items are second hand, but still in excellent condition. Some items such as nappies, wipes and Moses basket mattresses need to purchased new and these are either purchased for us or purchased using donations.  Children and babies use items for such a short amount of time and often they are only lightly used. The Baby Bank can repurpose them to a new family to benefit from which also makes it an environmentally friendly project.

What if the family need more than just Baby Bank items?

The Baby Bank is part of Home-Start West Berkshire, the leading family support charity in the area. We have many projects that support families either within the home or a group. If the family are struggling with financial hardship and need help making ends meet we can support them with ensuring they are in receipt of the right benefits, we can help them budget or a volunteer can help to meal plan and much more.

Where are you based?

The Baby Bank is in a small unit (the size of a double garage) at Greenham Business Park, however we have a few donation drop-off points, which we can give you details of once you contact us.

How do I get in touch?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomeStartWBBabyBank/

Contact Form: https://home-startwestberks.org.uk/contact-us/

How can I help?

We are always looking for donations of clothing and items used by babies and young children under the age of 5. You can find out more about the items we can accept here: 


We keep an updated list of the items we need on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HomeStartWBBabyBank/

Or you can buy new items from our Amazon Wish List:


Our charity wouldn’t exist without the incredible support of the West Berkshire community. If you would like to join the Home-Start family and volunteer with us then please head to our website for more information: 



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