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.
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.
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.
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.