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Our hospices

All of our hospices are friendly, welcoming places, staff don't wear uniforms and families are encouraged to treat the hospice as a home-from-home. Care at end of life isn't the only service we provide, many of the children and young people accessing our services are extremely active but need extra support and care.

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Milton

The hospice building has seven bedrooms for children and four rooms for families to use for overnight stays. There is a multi-sensory room, hydrotherapy pool, music room, play room, teenage room, sensory garden and specialist outdoor play equipment.

Helen, William’s mum says:

“One of the best things about the hospice is the parent and toddler group. It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn’t really happen anywhere else. We’re able to discuss things that are relevant to us as parents of children with different needs to other children.

Having a child with complex health problems can leave you feeling like an outsider but when we’re at hospice events and we see all the other families in similar situations it helps us to know we’re not alone.
To find out more about what goes on at our Milton hospice, and to hear from more families like Helen's, please click here.


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Quidenham

The hospice has a large and homely living room, a dining room, six bedrooms for children and young people and an extensive family suite. There are multi sensory, specialist play, music therapy and soft play rooms, as well as a sensory garden and specialist outdoor play equipment.

Heather, Lucy’s mum says:

Children like Lucy don’t go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. The team know Lucy so well and they gear the activities to what she likes.

I can’t put into words how appreciative I am that Quidenham hospice exists. Lucy has a great time when she’s there and we know she’s well looked after. The care team know her really well and understand how she communicates.
To find out more about what goes on at our Quidenham hospice, and to hear from more families like Heather's, please click here.


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The Treehouse

The Treehouse in Ipswich is the newest of our hospices. It has six bedrooms for children and young people and accommodation for families to use for overnight stays. There is a multi-sensory studio, hydrotherapy pool, music room, play areas, sensory garden, a woodland walk and specialist outdoor play equipment.

Avril, Skyla’s mum says:

Skyla has a rare form of epilepsy caused by brain damage. She has more than 400 seizures a day, is also blind, has global development delay and has severe quadriplegic cerebral palsy.

We were referred to EACH by our occupational therapist and the charity has made a big difference to our lives. We only really use the hospice for music therapy, hydrotherapy and sometimes family support – but they’re invaluable to us.
To find out more about what goes on at The Treehouse, and to hear from more families like Avril's, please click here.

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • The charity has made a big difference to our lives – they’re invaluable to us Avril and Dave, Skyla’s mum and dad
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • 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
  • 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
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad

The Treehouse

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

Milton

Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

Quidenham

Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH