“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.

Children and families are the reason we are here

Earlier this year, we joined forces with Tŷ Hafan Children's Hospice to ask the children, young people and families in our care what they need to live the best life they can.

We had an incredible 133 responses from families — and we learnt a lot. We learnt about what families love about our care, but also what they desperately need more of. Their voices powered our Family Voices report called Our Lifeline. It presents, very loudly and clearly, and in their own words, the most important concerns of families who have children with life-limiting conditions.

You can read more inspirational children's stories here...

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.

 

We are also well regarded in professional circles

Tŷ Gobaith is regularly reviewed by the Health Care Inspectorate Wales (HCIW). 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: https://hiw.org.uk/sites/default/files/2019-06/140119tygobaithen.pdf

Hope House is regularly reviewed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) 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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