There are over 49,000 children/young people in the UK living with life-threatening conditions.Our project will support these families by providing outreach support helping to alleviate the day-to-day stress and pressure involved in providing 24 hour care thereby reducing the risk of family breakdown
Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1151146)
Research indicates that families with seriously-ill children experience extreme pressure during their child’s life and beyond and that finding appropriate care and support is difficult. The children we support are some of the most seriously-ill in the UK and their families one of the most disadvantaged and marginalised groups. Emotionally, the experience is devastating and families face isolation as friends and familys drift away, unable to cope with the enormity of the situation they are facing
We will provide families with dedicated, practical outreach support at our new outreach centre (The Woodlands), in the local community and in hospital. This will include child support, finance and welfare advice and guidance, wellbeing (art and music therapy, horticultural therapy) and counselling. A calendar of events and activities will promote social inclusion and help to build a supportive peer to peer community. And, when the time comes we will also provide whole family bereavement support.
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