Our care last year
Why we need your support
An increasing need
Last year we provided care to 458 lead children and young people. A public health needs assessment predicts an increase to around 600 by 2025.
No cost to families
Our care and support is provided completely free of charge to families.
The year before the pandemic, we received just 16% of our income come from statutory sources, inc. from the Government, County Councils and Clinical Commissioning Groups.
With your donation you help each in its misson to:
Improve the quality of life and wellbeing of every child and family under our care, by providing individual and comprehensive services at all times.
Specialist nursing care for children and young people
Care and support is tailored for the needs of all family members
Wellbeing activities, therapies, counselling and volunteer services in the family home
Thirteen-year-old Xanthe Carter, from Kersey, contracted pneumococcal meningitis, a life-threatening infectious disease that causes inflammation of the layers that surround the brain and spinal cord, and affects only one in 6.5 million children, when she was just nine months old.
What we do
Our care and support is tailored for the needs of all family members and delivered where the families wish – in their own home, at hospital, in the community or at one of three hospices in Ipswich, Milton (Cambridge) and Norwich.
Our family centered approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management nursing, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies, counselling and volunteer services in the family home; all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.