Caring for children with life-shortening illnesses

by Helen & Douglas House


Helen & Douglas House provides nursing and end-of-life care for seriously ill children with life-shortening conditions. The aim is to help every young person who visits live life to the full, even when that life is short.
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Within our catchment area of the Thames Valley there are around 900 children who have illnesses which will shorten their lives. The children and their families need respite breaks as well as specialist palliative end-of-life care, and hospital care is not always able to meet these needs.


We are committed to responding to the needs of children whenever and wherever they need us. Your financial support would help us achieve this. Through the care provided at Helen & Douglas House we can offer children and their families respite breaks, giving them a few days where they have fun together while our nurses take over medical responsibilities. We also provide care at the end of a child's life as well as giving support to the whole family during what is a truly horrific situation.

Long-Term Impact

The project will fund a nurse in Helen House for a year enabling them to provide respite care, emergency care, and end-of-life care for children with life-shortening illnesses. This will help give families much needed respite breaks, and support at the end of their child's life.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Organization Information

Helen & Douglas House

Location: Oxford, Oxon - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Tim Wraith
Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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