“Coming to Hope House was the best step we ever took. They helped us when our world was completely shattered and falling apart. They’ve given us the strength, hope and encouragement for a journey that no parent wants to travel. We couldn’t have coped without them”   Ryan’s mum Alison

Hope House Children’s Hospices are here to make sure that no one faces the death of their child alone.

We support more than 750 local families who are either caring for a terminally ill child, or whose child has died.

It costs £6.5 million every year to run our services and 86% of this is spent on care. Approximately one month’s income comes from statutory sources and for the other 11 months of the year we are dependent on public support.

Our ambition is to raise an additional £2.5 million each year to make sure we reach every child, mum, dad, brother and sister who needs our help in this area.

Our Chair of Trustees, local businessman Steve Henly, so believes in the vital impact we have on children and families that he was our first ‘Pay for a Day’ donor, donating £17,260 to fund our total running costs for 24 hours.

 

Children and families are the reason we're here. You can read their inspirational stories here

“I gave the nurses Chloe’s favourite clothes and they told me she looked beautiful. Her friends came to the Snowflake Suite too and put an angel wing bracelet on her wrist. Those days gave me Chloe back again. They have given me the strength to carry on.” Chloe’s mum Karen

We are also well regarded in professional circles.

Tŷ Gobaith is regularly reviewed by the Health Care Inspectorate Wales. Their latest independent report said: “Staff were kind and caring and provided good support to families,” and “Patients and their families were very positive about their experiences of care and rated the care and treatment as excellent.”

Here's the report: http://hiw.org.uk/docs/hiw/reports/290319thematicyouthen.pdf?lang=en

Hope House is regularly reviewed by the Care Quality Commission in England. They found that: “Staff treated children, young people and their families with exceptional kindness and compassion and ensured their privacy and dignity were maintained at all times," and "The service planned and provided exceptional care with excellent facilities in a way that met the needs of local people and the communities served."

Here's that report: https://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/new_reports/AAAJ9302.pdf

Our Counselling Service is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

You can read our latest service evaluations here:

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But all of this incredible work is only made possible by you, our amazing supporters.

Together let's make sure no one faces the death of a child alone.

Thank you so much.

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