Richard House Children's Hospice provides care and support to babies, children and young people with life-limiting or life threatening health condition.
The hospice delivers clinical care, short breaks and residential services to children and young adults. They also support families through our counselling, therapy and bereavement services. With a focus on living for today and creating positive memories for tomorrow, Richard House offers a range of activities for all the family to enjoy.
The holistic care that is provided embraces the physical, emotional, social and spiritual elements of care from the point of diagnosis through to death. Currently, Richard House supports around 300 families in North-East London but research into children's palliative care in the UK suggests there are 3,000 children living in the community who could benefit from these services.
Over the next three years funding from the Berkeley Foundation will support their training coordinators, ensuring that their clinical staff are trained to use the latest techniques and equipment to enable them to cope with the most complex of cases.