Hope House Children's Hospice provides practical and emotional support to families within Cheshire, Shropshire, and Wrexham who are facing the pain of losing their precious child.
"Making the most
of short and preciouslives"
Hope House was opened in May 1995 and named after Hope Peachey, who died aged eight months. Since then they have cared for more than 250 terminally ill children and their families.
Both Hope House in Oswestry and its sister hospice Ty Gobaith in Conway offer a wide range of nursing care to all terminally ill and life limited children from within Cheshire, Shropshire, Wrexham and Powys.
Each member of the care team has received specialist training to ensure that every baby, child or young person receives the highest quality care and support needed at this most distressing time. There is a wide range of bespoke care available also for parents and siblings who are using the hospice and for those who have been bereaved.
Experienced children's nurses & trained carers are able to provide emergency and terminal nursing care within the family home. Occasionally it may be possible to provide planned respite within the home.
Building Bridges is the sibling support programme which includes a variety of age specific activity days and outings during which brothers and sisters can meet up and share concerns with others who truly understand what it is like to live with a life limited sibling.
These groups are run for parents using the hospice and small focused groups are organised periodically for bereaved parents.
Social Work Support
The Social Work Team provides advocacy, guidance and support to the children, young people and families who use Hope House.They may also provide financial advice, help with housing adaptation applications and support with transition to adult services.
Full support will be offered to all families following the death of a child for as long as the family needs it.This support may be delivered by a variety of professionals within the care team and may range from formal family counselling to informal befriending.Annual remembrance services are held and all families who have lost a child are invited to attend.
A Family Counsellor is employed to offer support to all Hope House families.This may be on an individual basis or in a family group, both pre and post bereavement.
Our facilities include;
13 children's bedrooms
Playground and landscaped gardens
Young person's lounge
Parent and family rooms
Parent's Lounge and Kitchen facilities
We need to raise just over £4 million per year to sustain the work of Hope House Children's Hospices. To make a donation online pleaseclick here,or visit our charity shop at 14 High Street, Nantwich. Please see our fundraising eventscalendarhere.
Alternatively you can send us a cheque bypost, download ourdonation formhereandsend it to our Donations office at the address below.
Your contribution - however large or small - will help to ensure that Hope House and Ty Gobaith continue to give vital support to hundreds of families today, tomorrow and many years to come.
"Making the most of short and precious lives"
By being a volunteer you can help us to fulfil this mission
I love the fact that this charity care for seriously ill children across Cheshire and do not charge the families for any of the care they give. The families are given some respite from the intense care...
They change the lives of families living with a child with a terminal illness from diagnosis, throughout the lifetime of the child and then for as long as the family needs them. How can you say any other...
They do such great work helping poorly children with their care and bereavement.The fundraisers, carers and all involved work hard to keep such an important charity going. Truly amazing.
A truly inspiring organisation.
Staff here demonstrate a level of commitment that cannot be surpassed; providing care to the most vulnerable in our society, children.
Most of us, thank goodness, may...
Hope House is such an inspirational charity. The services they provide to terminally-ill children and their families, and the bereavement counselling they provide to our local community is vital. Hope...