What to bring

Here's a list of things to think about when you pack in preparation for your family's stay at the Croft. 

What you need to bring:

  • Prescribed medication in its container(s).

  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, flannels, personal toiletries

  • Clothes and nappies.

  • If you have special dietary requirements, please bring the necessary items.

  • Books, work or activities to occupy yourself for the times when children are on the day programme.

What NOT to bring:

  • Valuables or large amounts of money (you would need a small amount of cash, for example if you want a key to the safe in your bedroom or a fob for access to the laundry room, as we ask for a £5 returnable deposit for these). 

  • Alcohol or drugs

  • Electronic toys such as Play stations

  • Bedding of any kind (pillows, quilts, special blankets or covers)


  • To avoid accidents please give the nurses any prescribed medicines from your GP (both for your child and yourself) and they will store them in a safe place.

  • We provide towels and bedding and you will be expected to make your own beds and change the sheets every week.

  • We have a fully equipped kitchen which is available for you to prepare your family’s meals. There are also individual cupboards available in the kitchen for parents’ use.

  • Mobile phones are allowed but please be considerate with their use.

  • We provide basic food supplies but families can supplement this with their own preferred items if they want. We can provide vegetarian and vegan options. There is a supermarket within walking distance of the unit

The page was last updated on 27 May 2020 by bdale.


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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