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Family breaks and respite care

We offer short breaks away for the whole family, for respite and relaxation. Mums, Dads, brothers and sisters can all come and stay at our hospices.

The Crowe family - Anna's story

We provide one-to-one specialist care for the sick child. This allows the family the chance to have a break away from the worries of caring, and to be together as a family. In this respect, what we provide is completely unlike any other care available. This probably explains why for 80% of stays sick children are accompanied by family members. Our hospices are truly places where the whole family is ‘scooped up’ in an environment where there is a true ‘community feel.’

As we are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, a member of staff is available to families at all times. A listening voice in the middle of the night when everyone else is asleep is seen by many as a vital part of our service.