Project information

Nursing Care

Haven House Children’s Hospice is a centre of excellence in the heart of the local community; providing a range of highly specialist services to life limited and terminally ill children and their families. We need to consolidate and expand our services to do more for the families that need our help.


Charity information

Haven House Children's Hospice

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  • Need


    Parents and carers do an incredible job looking after their children but can not do it alone - they need help. Life limited and life threatened children have a wide range of needs; which can be medical, help with day to day activities, or recreational. Research has shown that there are over 2000 children in our catchment area that could benefit from our services. Working with other local groups, both voluntary and statutory, we can ensure that we reach as many of these children as possible.


    Haven House Children's Hospice operates a number of unique services designed to make the lives of disabled children better and happier. Our care is holistic - we treat each child differently as we recognise that each child has very unique needs. As a result each child has an individually tailored care plan to make sure we provide the best possible care. There is a rising demand for our specialist interventions, and in order to expand we need more funds to employ more care staff.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide expert medical and personal care to life limited and life threatened children


    » We recruit highly skilled and committed nurses and healthcare support workers to provide the best possible medical care for life limited children

    Our user survey gathers feedback of children's experiences at the hospice. Our standards are monitored by the care quality commission

    Aim 2

    To ensure children in our care have the best possible quality of life


    » Each child has an individual care plan developed with their families to ensure that their physical and emotional needs are met.

    A range of feedback is gathered from both children and parents as well as staff to ensure that children are happy, well-cared for and benefiting from our services

    Aim 3

    To expand the range and geographical reach of our services to meet the needs of more children


    » Evaluating changing needs and adjusting service provision across a wider area. Ensuring we have highly trained and skilled care staff delivering care

    The number of children we provide care for is recorded and monitored quarterly. We work closely with health and social care professionals to publicise our services

  • Impact


    The long term success of this project will be more appropriate service provision for our children and families, and an increased knowledge and awareness of our vital services in the local area.


    A lack of funding would prohibit us from operating as broad a range of services to as many children and families as we would like.


    Donors will receive regular emails and quarterly newsletters which will document key developments regarding our work. They will also be able to visit the hospice for tours and events. They will be able to keep up to date with activities by following us on our website and on social media sites.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £38,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £38,000 Haven House Nurse Key member of staff providing medical care, and quality of life services to life limited children
  • Background


    The hospice is located at the White House in Waltham Forest. The house was built in 1906 and is located in a woodland setting on the edge of Epping Forest. We provide specialist care for children and young people from birth to age 19 who have life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and who are unlikely to reach adulthood. We also provide a range of support to families; including day, short break and end-of-life care, as well a number of services designed to improve emotional wellbeing.


    Our children and families are from the following areas:

    Eleven North and East London Boroughs, East Hertfordshire and West Essex.

    Many of the children that use Haven House are from socially deprived areas.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are experts in delivering care for life limited and life threatened children and their families. Since opening in 2003, we have grown, developed and honed our services by working closely with professionals and stakeholders and meeting and listening to families to better understand their needs. We are well established as a centre of excellence in the local community and enjoy excellent links with hospitals and other organisations. Funding will help us do more for more children and families.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Haven House Nurses

    Our highly trained Nurses are critically important as they are the key people who deliver in hospice services to our children.

    Director Of Nursing

    The Director of Nursing oversees all clinical care at Haven House.

I could not image life without Haven House. We depend on their services and Leah would be devastated if she could no longer attend.

Leah's Mum