Little Havens Hospice

Little Havens Hospice

Charity information

Little Havens Hospice

Little Havens Hospice provides specialist respite breaks, symptom control and end of life care for youngsters living with life-limiting conditions and who are not expected to reach adulthood

Founded 1998

  • Mission statement

    When a family has been told that there’s no cure for their child’s illness and all that can be done is to make life comfortable, Little Havens Hospice can help.

    We focus on the individual needs of the children we care for, ‘Making every day count’ for those with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

    Our care is often described by children and their families as “amazing. ” An odd word to describe hospice care, maybe. Whether we care for a child for years, months, weeks or even just hours, we make a real difference to their life. We are the only place in Essex wholly dedicated to looking after those youngsters with an illness which could shorten their life.

    We must raise over £46,000 each week to be there for everyone who need us, helping to control pain and medication, offering respite and caring for children at the end of their lives.

  • Aims

    Little Havens Hospice aims to:

    • Ensure each child and family receives continuity of care from the point of referral to Little Havens Hospiced throughout the journey of a child's illness.
    • Make the respite breaks as fun and fulfilling for the child and family helping them make 'Every Day Count'
    • Meet and exceed the child's spiritual, emotional, psychological, physical and educational needs.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1998

    Registered Charity Number: 1022119

    Board members: 13

    Full time staff: 16

    Part time staff: 29

    Volunteers: 550

    Phone number: 01702 221656

    Address: Daws Heath Road Thundersley Essex SS7 2LH

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  • Making Every Day Count for life-limited children

    The project will provide respite break for life-limited children and families, adding qual... More