Our respite care means so much to parents who are looking after a very sick child 24 hours a day. It gives them time out with their partners, their other children or simply a chance to catch up with some day-to-day tasks, safe in the knowledge their child is being looked after by people they know and trust. Children's hospice care provides day and occasional overnight care in a safe and homely environment. The children who come here enjoy a genuine quality of life.
Specialist activity and play sessions and even sleepovers are a wonderful way to enable every child to have an enjoyable experience at the hospice. It also means that if the worst happens, the hospice is not an unfamiliar environment for families to spend time in but somewhere happy memories have been made. Our children's hospice care is planned around the individual child's needs with the emphasis on having fun. All children who come to Julia’s House have a chance to make friends and share happy times together.
Amber gets a few hours of completely undivided attention, from people who are devoted to her. I can honestly say she would be distraught if there was no Julia's House.
"I want parents to know all is not lost. With the right support they can still have a good family life. And that's at the heart of Julia's House."
Lynda, Julia's House specialist neonatal nurse