Hollie and sister

Families we support

Frank was born in 2008 and for the first three years of his life he was, as mum Rachel describes, “a regular little boy, very active”. Then in July 2011 he had his first known seizure.

Bev and Andy were overjoyed to welcome their first child Barney into the world in 2009 but at six months old Barney began experiencing seizures and was diagnosed with Lissencephaly.

After having two healthy children, Caroline and David were thrilled to welcome a new addition to their family. But straight away Caroline knew there was something wrong with her new son, Charlie.

Michael first met Christopher when he was six weeks old. He and his wife Lillian already had three young daughters and had been foster parents for six years when a social worker contacted them about a young baby that needed to be fostered for some time.

Every new parent struggles finding time for themselves and each other. Imagine how much that is magnified for a couple looking after a very sick child. Evelyne explains how Hospice at Home and respite stays make her and Thomas even better parents.