Useful Links

These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Hope House Children's Hospices of any of the products, services or opinions of the charity, organisation or individual. Hope House Children's Hospices bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. 

Batten Disease Family Association
Formed in 1998 to provide support and advice to families/carers and healthcare professionals who have contact with a child with Batten Disease.

Special care baby charity providing care and support to premature and sick babies across the UK.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
BACP can provide advice on a range of services to help meet the needs of anyone seeking information about counselling and psychotherapy.

British Heart Foundation
A source of help and advice for conditions related to the heart.

Child Bereavement Charity
Resource and information to bereaved families and their families.

Childhood Bereavement Network
CBN supports professionals working with bereaved children and young people, with information updates, key resources and networking opportunities.

CLIC Sargent
Practical help, medical resources and research into childhood and teenage cancer.

Support and information to parents caring for a child with any disability or special need.
Lots of information about rare disorders and conditions and organised groups for parents to support each other.

Funeral Zone 
Provides a range of services that help the bereaved, including free help and advice, independent funeral director reviews and online obituaries.

Ni Direct - Caring for Someone
A source of further information about public services and guidance for people with carer responsibilities.

Help the Hospices
The leading charity supporting hospice care throughout the UK.

KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behaviour and development from before birth through the teen years.

Through the power of technology and high-tech entertainments, Lifelites is the only children's charity striving to give children in hospices the chance to spend quality time with their families, the means to keep in contact with their school and friends, and simply to enjoy themselves.

Make-A-Wish Foundation UK
Make-A-Wish Foundation UK grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening illnesses. Since being established in the UK in 1986, the charity has granted over 5,700 wishes.

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
The leading UK charity focusing on all muscle disease and providing support to anyone affected by muscle disease - children and adults who have a condition, and clinical, education, health and social care professionals.

National Autistic Society
The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.

NHS Direct
A source of information about illnesses and conditions.

RADAR is the UK's largest disability campaigning organisation.

Provides support to anyone affected by the death of a baby and promotes research to reduce the loss of babies' lives.

Sibs is the UK charity for people who grow up with a disabled brother or sister. The charity supports siblings who are growing up with or who have grown up with a brother or sister with any disability, long-term chronic illness, or life-limiting condition.

Together for Short Lives
The UK voice for children and young people who are not expected to reach adulthood and their families.

A charity which aims to give mobility to physically-disabled children in the UK.

Winston’s Wish‎
The Charity for Bereaved Children. Freephone National Helpline for those coping with bereavement. Call 08088 020 021 for free advice and support.

The Muscle Help Foundation
Exists to deliver amazing and unforgettable experiences called Muscle Dreams in the UK for children and young people suffering from the muscle wasting disease Muscular Dystrophy.

Special Effort
Special Effort help everyone with disabilities to have a better quality of life. For some, this means access to fun and leisure activities like computer games. For others, it's giving them a voice at a time when they can't even speak.

Counselling Directory
Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. To ensure the professionalism of our website, all counsellors have provided us with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.