Julia's House - The Dorset and Wiltshire Children's Hospices

Help us care for Dorset's seriously ill children

Julia’s House cares for children with serious illnesses, like severe cerebral palsy, epilepsy and cancer, who sadly are unlikely to reach adulthood. We provide frequent respite and palliative care in children’s homes and in our hospice. We need to fund a new Carer to help care for these children.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1067125)

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Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£8,960

Donations

36

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

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Location

Situation

The NHS provides medical diagnosis and treatment for these children but there is limited provision for regular practical care support for the child and their family throughout the child’s life. Parents are often exhausted with the emotional, physical and financial strains of looking after their poorly child. Help from friends or family members is often limited too because the child’s complex medical needs make it difficult for them to help. Both parents and child often desperately need support.

Solution

Julia’s House fills this gap in support. We provide regular care for these children throughout their lives. Our skilled and compassionate Carers look after these children, in our hospice or in the children’s home, for up to 6 hours at a time. During these respite sessions, the burden of care is completely lifted: mums, dads and siblings take precious time out to recharge, while the poorly child has fun through therapies (such as play, music and art) or an outing, or simply has a chance to relax.