Enriching lives with our respite palliative care.

We embrace a profound commitment to children’s well-being through our comprehensive care services. Designed to provide the best possible quality of life for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, our approach extends far beyond medical care.

We believe in an active and total approach to care.

Physical comfort.

We prioritise the management of pain and symptoms, ensuring that every child in our care experiences the highest level of comfort possible.

Emotional support.

We provide a nurturing environment that fosters emotional well-being for the child and their family, offering counseling and companionship when needed.

Social connection.

Recognising the importance of social interactions, we facilitate opportunities for children and families to connect with others facing similar challenges.

Spiritual well-being.

Respecting diverse beliefs, we address the spiritual needs of children and families, offering solace and support in alignment with their unique perspectives.

Our palliative care.

Children’s palliative care is about promoting the best possible quality of life for every child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and their family. Giving families real choice has been key to this approach: a choice of place of care, a choice of place of death; and a choice of emotional and bereavement support.

Respite care - a break for families, joy for children.

Our respite care program is an integral part of our palliative approach. It provides families with a much-needed break while ensuring that children receive specialised care and support. Our respite services create an environment where children can explore, learn, and play, surrounded by a team of compassionate professionals.

Unlocking potential through specialist play.

Our specialist play program is all about focusing on your child’s abilities, not limitations. Through engaging child-led sessions, we empower children to develop and express themselves, fostering growth in a supportive environment.

Multi-sensory therapy.

Simple activities that children experience such as running and playing are sometimes not available for children with life-limiting conditions and and complex health needs. Due to their conditions, they may be unable to interact with their surroundings, limiting their sensory experiences.

Our multi-sensory room.

Our sensory room is made accessible through hoists and includes specialist sensory equipment that provides optical, acoustic and tactile stimulation.

Hydrotherapy bath.

Step into a world of therapeutic tranquility at Richard House with our state-of-the-art multi-sensory hydrotherapy pool designed to bring comfort, joy, and holistic well-being to our children.

Multi-sensory garden

Our multi-sensory garden is a vibrant space designed to engage and delight the senses, providing a therapeutic escape for children and families.

Music therapy.

Many of the children are non-verbal, visually impaired and/or deaf but with our specialist musical equipment we can help each child, no matter their condition.

Art therapy.

Dive into a world of creativity and expression with our art workshops, where every stroke tells a story and every creation is a celebration of imagination.

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Donation Total: £75.00

To purchase messy play supplies to help a life-limited child to explore, create and build confidence

To buy sensory toys for children with complex health needs, to improve their concentration and have fun!

Gives one hour of respite care in the hospice, providing some relief for parents who have to care around the clock.

Our values

We create a happy and positive environment for all.
We are respectful and welcome people from all our diverse communities.
We value openness and integrity in all our dealings.
Our dedicated staff and volunteers put children and families at the centre of our work.
We're passionate about achieving excellence in all we do.