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Project information

Nursing Care - Funding the heart of our hospice

The nursing care we provide at Haven House gives our families time. Time for children to play and socialise with other children. Time for parents and siblings to rest, spend time with friends and family. A break from 24/7 caring responsibilities is essential for health and wellbeing.


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 offers a number of unique services designed to make the lives of our 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 nursing care plan to make sure they receive the best possible care. There is an increasing demand for our expertise, and in order to expand we need fund the cost of more nurses.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

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


    » To ensure we have a range of nurses to best care for our children - this includes neo-natal link nurse, transition nurse plus band 5 & 6 Nurses

    What success will look like

    Success is measured by real time feedback from our families as well as our surveys. This is where we know we are making a difference and can be shared with donors.

    Aim 2

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


    » Children will have individual nursing care plans appropriate to their needs and tailored to enable them to enjoy the best possible quality of life

    What success will look like

    Children and families rely on our services. Our vision is to help to provide the best possible life for every baby, child and young person with a life-limiting or life-threatening

  • Impact


    Our support for the wider family is vital. Our nursing care is now being delivered in the community as well as our building. We are reaching more children this way which means we are helping more families as they face the hardest of times. Service expansion shows our success in this area and this will continue as part of our vision2020 to reach 500 children. We measure the numbers of children reached each year so we know we can show our success.


    A lack of funding would prohibit us from offering nursing care to as many children and families as we would like. We have a mix of fundraising streams to ensure we have multiple applications out to help our nursing costs.


    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 Salary 1 x annual salary for nurse
  • 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 London, East Herts and West Essex. According to the Index of Multiple Deprivation, the regions we cover in London are on average within the 47% most deprived areas of the country and this falls to 45% in terms of Income Deprivation specifically. However, our beneficiaries are not evenly spread across the regions. For example, 34% of those we support are based in Waltham Forest which is within the 4% most deprived regions in terms of income deprivation.

  • 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. We listen 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 offer more nursing care to children and families.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Eileen White

    Director of Nursing