Compassionate end of life care at Richard House.

Our End-of-Life Care is an embrace of love, ensuring that children and families facing life-limiting health conditions find solace and support in their final chapters. When providing end-of-life care, our team will do everything they can to ensure the child’s final days are as peaceful and comfortable as possible.

Our approach to end of life care.

Holistic Comfort.

Our dedicated team provides holistic end-of-life care, encompassing physical, emotional, and spiritual support to ensure the utmost comfort for both child and their family.

Family-Centric Approach

We recognise the importance of family in these tender moments. Our approach centres on creating an environment where families can share, reflect, and find peace together.

Personalised Care Plans

Each child is unique, and so are their needs. Our care plans are meticulously tailored, so each child finds the most comfort whilst embracing their individuality.

We're here for you and your family.

We recognise the importance of every member of your family—mothers, fathers, step-parents, siblings, grandparents, and those close to you. Our team is here to assist you in navigating conversations with children, siblings, and other family members about the topics of death and dying, providing guidance on how to approach these discussions and offering support during this challenging time.

With years of experience in caring for children and families, we engage in ongoing conversations to understand the care we provide. Families often share with us the profound impact of our gentle, supportive, and confident approach during the challenging transition when their child is reaching the end of life. Our dedicated team is committed to being wherever you need us to provide this compassionate care, bringing comfort to your family during these tender moments.

Making special keepsakes.

We can help create special keepsakes, such as fingerprints, footprints, videos or any precious detail that you may wish to cherish for years to come.

Bereavement support.

Recognising that each family experiences grief uniquely, our commitment to supporting you involves assigning a dedicated member of our Family Support team upon joining our service. This individual will build a personal connection with you, understanding your needs and facilitating tailored support, whether through casual walks and conversations or scheduled counselling sessions with our specialised counsellors.

Your dedicated family support worker is committed to offering intensive assistance in the immediate days and weeks following your child’s passing, and they will continue to get in touch every few months until three years have passed.

Throughout this journey, our family support workers use their wealth of knowledge, to aid families in both subtle and significant ways. Remember, your family support worker is always available for a conversation whenever you feel the need to talk.

If you are recently navigating the path of loss.

Losing a child is an unimaginable and heart-wrenching experience, and during this time, we want to extend our heartfelt condolences and offer support tailored to your unique needs. At Richard House, we understand that the journey of grief is deeply personal, and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach.

If you are ready to explore our bereavement services or have questions about how we can assist you, please contact us below.

We will then assign you a family support worker who are there to guide you, lend a supportive hand, and ensure that you feel surrounded by understanding and care.

In this challenging time, know that you are not alone. The Richard House community is here to walk with you on your path of healing.

Contact

If you have any questions or queries, please get in touch with our family liaison team manager.

Carol Butwell

Family Liason Team Manager