Stillbirths and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS)

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Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. Founded in 1978, Sands exists to reduce the number of babies dying and to ensure that anyone affected by the death of a baby receives the best possible care and support for as long as they need it wherever they are in the UK.

Sands works to reduce the number of babies dying and to better understand the causes of baby deaths. Sands works with governments and other organisations to drive change and raise awareness of the issues relating to baby loss.

Sands provides bereavement support services at both a local and national level. These include the Sands Freephone helpline, mobile app, online community, family support packs, memory boxes and over 100 regional support groups run by trained befrienders.

Sands works to improve bereavement care available to parents and families, by offering a range of training programmes and resources and working in partnership with health care professionals, trusts and health boards.

Who to contact

01733 260072 01733 260072
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Coronavirus update 22/4/2020

Sands is to develop and deliver an urgently required toolkit, guidance and compliance so that Sands volunteers in Cambridgeshire can adapt their vital bereavement support services following the death of a baby through popular and accessible platforms such as social media, Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp since they are not able to offer face-to-face bereavement support services in communities across the UK during the Covid-19 outbreak.


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