PRINCIPAL AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Hope House Children's Hospices is a registered charity offering practical and emotional support to life-limited children/young people and their families. The organisation runs 2 hospices, Hope House in Oswestry and Tŷ Gobaith in Conwy. Services are free of charge to all families.
The Organisation aims to:-
- create a homely and welcoming environment in which children and young people with life limiting or life threatening conditions and their families feel nurtured and rested;
- provide physical, emotional, social and recreational care and support to children/young people and their families from Shropshire, Cheshire, Mid and North Wales;
- work flexibly alongside family members, supporting them in a manner that they choose either within the hospice or within their own home;
- maintain robust relationships with relevant networks and other health and social care providers in the area so that families experience seamless services which are flexible, responsive and co-ordinated;
- respect the cultural and spiritual beliefs and backgrounds of all ethnic groups and take steps to ensure care is accessible and acceptable to all service users, staff and the wider community;
- provide evidence based care using a multi-skilled team who have access to training and development opportunities;
- ensure that once accepted, a family will be supported throughout the child/young person's life, during the terminal phase of illness and following their death, for as long as the support is needed;
- provide counselling and bereavement support to families in the wider community affected by the loss of a child and to children and young people who have been bereaved in traumatic circumstances;
- maintain robust fundraising strategies and sound financial management to ensure a constant and cost effective delivery of service and service development;
- work with Together for Short Lives and other relevant bodies to raise the profile and philosophy of the children's hospice movement nationally.
For our complete Statement of Purpose for Hope House Children’s Hospices please click on the links below;