About us

Kevin Shabani, Ayesha and Abdullah AmeratChildren and families are at the heart of everything we do

Who we are

Richard House supports children and their families from East London and into Essex to lead as positive and happy a life as possible when dealing with a life-limiting illness. We are leading the thinking when it comes to the future of children’s hospice care provision. We continue looking at new ways of working, increasing the number of partnerships with other organisations, providing far more support in the children’s own homes and introducing new technologies.

Together we make a difference

The needs of the children and their families will always remain at the centre of all we do, which is why our services remain free of charge to the families we support. To continue to do this we rely on the generosity of donors for the majority of our funding. This year we need to raise £2 million.

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What we do

From the moment a child is diagnosed with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, everything changes. And these changes affect the whole family, which is why we feel it is vital to provide not only care to the child, but support to the whole family as well.

Our services

To do this our services range from specialised clinical care, to art, music and dance therapy; giving the child the opportunity to explore what is happening to them in a safe environment, or enabling a child with sensory needs communicate through sound, through to end of life care and pre and post bereavement support for all the family.

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Referrals can come from any source such as a family, a GP or hospital, as long as the child’s parent or carer with parental responsibility has given their consent.

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Richard House is registered with the Care Quality Commission. Read our Quality Account report for 2015/16 here.

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