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How we help

From babies to young people up to the age of 18, we support families, children and young people living with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement. We do this through a range of services delivered where the family wish – in their own home, at hospital, in the community or at one of our three hospices in Milton, Ipswich and Quidenham.

We know the word hospice can seem scary but receiving care from EACH doesn’t have to mean that the child’s death is imminent, care at end of life isn’t the only service EACH provide. Many children and young people who use our services are extremely active but need additional support and care. 

Your child might receive the support of a play specialist to give them access to appropriate play activities helping them grow in confidence and aid their physical and mental wellbeing, enjoy sensory rooms at the hospices, have music therapy sessions to offer the opportunity to interact, communicate and express themselves or sessions in the therapeutic hydrotherapy pool

Our support stretches further than the young person to include families, we know the stresses and strains living with a life-threatening illness can place on all the family. We run special family events where families can meet others in similar situations to them, sibling days always full of smiles and laughter and spiritual care.

All our support is provided free of charge and available 365 days a year. To see if you might be eligible for our services please see our acceptance criteria.

For professionals

We also have a number of services for professionals working within children’s hospices – use the navigation on the left to find out how we can support your practice and professional development.
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • The charity has made a big difference to our lives – they’re invaluable to us Avril and Dave, Skyla’s mum and dad
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I love leaving the hospice knowing Skyla has had a good time. She has so little in her life which she can enjoy, but the music and hydro we’ve found two things in one place which mean so much. Avril and Dave, Skyla’s mum and dad
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • Music and hydro therapy sessions offer her quality of life – which is why EACH is so important to us. Avril and Dave, Skyla’s mum and dad
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • Doctors tell us Skyla isn’t aware of what’s going on around her, but her reaction to music and hydrotherapy make us think differently. Avril and Dave, Skyla’s mum and dad
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS

Milton

Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

Quidenham

Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH