Bliss is the UK’s leading charity for babies born premature or sick. Every year, one in nine babies in this country is born in need of specialist care because they have been born too early or unwell. It is our ambition to improve the life of every baby in need of neonatal care and their family across the country.

We keep the needs of premature and sick babies at the centre of our work. We work with parents, healthcare professionals, politicians and researchers to give every premature or sick baby the best chance of survival and quality of life.

High quality, family-centred care for your baby

Bliss believes that parents should be as involved as possible in caring for their premature of sick baby. Through our website and publications, we aim to equip parents with the information they need for every step of their neonatal journey.

We work with neonatal units across the UK to help professionals deliver high-quality family-centred care. We want to ensure every parent is supported in providing hands-on care for their babies during their time in hospital.

Through the implementation of the Bliss Baby Charter at neonatal units and running training events for healthcare professionals, family-centred care has proven benefits to the baby, family and unit staff.

Supporting life-changing research

Bliss supports vital research focused around prematurity and neo-natal care to help improve outcomes for babies.

Less than one per cent of health research and development in the UK is spent on maternal and perinatal health. Bliss ensures that the voices of parents are represented in pioneering neonatal research.

Working with Mothercare

Caroline Lee-Davey, CEO at Bliss says:

“We’re delighted to have been chosen as the Mothercare Group Foundation Charity of the Year. Each year over 95,000 babies are born needing neonatal care, and the funds raised through our partnership with Mothercare will help us get closer to our goal of ensuring that every single one of them has the best chance of survival and quality of life. It is only through the generosity of supporters like Mothercare, and its employees, that we can support these poorly babies, and we are really looking forward to building this partnership over the coming year.”