Registered Charity Number England & Wales 289600, Scotland SC045010
Over 100,000 children and young people are living with serious illness or exceptional health needs across the UK. Many spend months, even years in hospital because there is no support enabling them to leave. WellChild’s vision is for every child and young person living with serious health needs to have the best chance to thrive - properly supported at home with their families.
We believe every child, young person and their family must have:
  • The opportunity to be cared for at home whenever and wherever possible.
  • Access to high quality, appropriate care and services whatever their health needs.
  • Involvement in all decisions regarding their care.

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We work towards achieving this vision by:

Getting Children Home

Our nationwide network of WellChild Nurses act as a single point of
contact for families, providing the practical and emotional support
needed to get their children out of hospital quicker and empowering them
to care for their children safely at home.

Transforming Homes & Gardens

Our WellChild Helping Hands programme recruits volunteers to help
make homes and gardens safe, accessible and sensory for children and
young people living at home with serious health needs.

Supporting Families

Families caring for a child with serious health needs can often feel
isolated and alone. The WellChild Family Tree connects families from
across the UK for mutual advice, support and friendship.

Empowering Parents & Carers

Providing round the clock medical care to a child with serious health
needs can be a scary prospect for parents and carers. We have
established training units to ensure they feel fully equipped with the
skills and confidence to care for their child safely at home.

Influencing Change

We fund and facilitate research and campaigns to give families a voice, influence policy and practice and create a brighter future for all children and young people.

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