David Tredinnick MP has visited ADAPT in Hinckley to learn of the charity’s work in supporting families with premature babies in the local area.
A totally self-funded organisation, ADAPT was set up by parents for parents and they try to help wherever they can, including offering support and advice whilst babies are being cared for in the Neonatal Unit. The charity’s support doesn’t stop when babies leave hospital, however, with a number of ADAPT groups called the In-B-Tweenies run in the community.
David Tredinnick said, “It was a pleasure to visit ADAPT, which is an excellent charity set up to support families during a particularly traumatic time, to learn more about their work throughout the area.
“ADAPT is also campaigning on number of issues related to its work, including the need to monitor premature children in school. A recent study by the University of Warwick has found children born prior to 34 weeks have poorer reading and math skills compared to those born at full term yet it is reported that 8-out-of-10 teachers treat premature pupils just like any other.
“This is just one of the issues I intend to pursue in order to assist this excellent charity with its vitally important work for local parents and premature children.”