Make a referral
We accept referrals from professional and voluntary organisations working with families in an official capacity.
We do not accept self-referrals, or referrals for family and friends.
If you are working with a family who we are unable to support right now, please refer to our map of alternative baby banks or the resources section on our family support page here. We have created this leaflet outlining cost of living support families may be able to access.
What help is available
If you are new to Little Village, please read our full referrals policy here.
You can also read our frequently asked questions here.
We currently offer:
Kit and clothing packs
We can provide clothing and shoes (up to age 5), essential baby equipment — including a safe place to sleep for your baby/child, bedding, a sling, a buggy, feeding and bathing equipment, toys and books, nappies & wipes. All these items are delivered safely and directly to the family’s home or families can chose their items from one of our family shops, depending on their location.We accept referrals for families with children up to the age of 5 years or pregnant mums 30+ weeks pregnancy who live in one of the boroughs listed below.
Due to unprecedented demand, Little Village has introduced a weekly cap on the number of referrals we can accept. When we hit this cap, the referral form will be paused until the following Monday morning.
Who you can refer
How do the families receive what they need?
We are predominantly delivering items to families’ homes. We will contact the family to confirm their delivery address and slot. The family will receive a call a couple of weeks after they have received their items to welcome them into the Little Village community and to offer further support and signposting if needed.
We also have a ‘shop’ at our hubs in Tooting and Brent where local families can be invited in to choose their items in person.
How can I get other help for families?
We have compiled some resources to help you and the families you work with get support from other sources. These may be useful if you are working with families whom we are unable to support at this time.
- View a map of baby banks in the UK
- View a list of family support resources, including other ways to source baby equipment and clothing, as well as more general support.