EACH cares for over 300 children with life-threatening conditions each year, and provide emotional and practical support to around 1,000 family members (parents, siblings, grandparents) across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and north Essex. Please help to fund all/any of our 3 regional care teams
It ran from 11:30 AM, 30 August 2011 to 9:49 AM, 11 July 2012
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1069284)
There are an estimated 23,500 children in the UK who are not expected to reach adulthood. Caring for a child or young person with a life-threatening illness, often for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, puts a huge strain on family life. Life can become governed by the timetable of nursing and medical needs. Careers may have to be put on hold, healthy brothers and sisters can feel left out and regular family activities and holidays can be rare. Families also go through a long grieving process.
Our care teams help children and their families with the emotional and physical challenges they face, helping them to make the most of life. We deliver a range of services, that includes: short break care, specialist play activities, music therapy, hydrotherapy, parent groups, sibling groups, care at end of life and bereavement support for all family members. Families choose which parts of the service they use, and where support is received - at home, in hospice or hospital, at school ...
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