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We help to make the most of short and precious lives across the South West

For more than 30 years Children's Hospice South West has been caring for children and young people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions by providing hospice care and professional family support services. The care offered at each of our 3 hospices is not just about medical and nursing support for sick children and young people but enriching the lives of them and their whole family

The word charity only describes how this place is funded – not what it does. It is the primary service for ALL parents and carers of children with short lives. It is the helping hand for the worn out dad who lifts their child to bed every night, the entertainment committee for the siblings who never get a holiday, the steady voice on the phone for the weary mum with too many choices to make, the medical advice for your kids unique needs, and the ongoing hug for the grieving parent

Rhiannon, Fred's Mum

Boy and big brother

Our purpose and vision

Our purpose is to make the most of short and precious lives and to put children, young people and their families at the centre of all we do.

Our vision is to provide high quality care to every child and young person in the South West who may not live to their 18th birthday.

    Facts and figures

    Gracie at Little Bridge House
    • We are the only children's hospice in the South West, and we provide care from our hospices in Devon, North Somerset and Cornwall
    • It costs just under £12 million to keep our 3 hospices open and to raise funds to continue to be there for children, young people and their families
    • We provide care for more than 550 families in the South West
    • Our services are free to every family that needs them