We offer short breaks away for the whole family, for respite and relaxation. Mums, Dads, brothers and sisters can all come and stay at our hospices.
We provide one-to-one specialist care for the sick child. This allows the family the chance to have a break away from the worries of caring, and to be together as a family. In this respect, what we provide is completely unlike any other care available. This probably explains why for 80% of stays sick children are accompanied by family members. Our hospices are truly places where the whole family is ‘scooped up’ in an environment where there is a true ‘community feel.’
Since we are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, a member of staff is available to families at all times. A listening voice in the middle of the night when everyone else is asleep is seen by many as a vital part of our service.
Children’s Hospice South West now has a chain of children’s hospices covering Cornwall, Plymouth, Torbay, Devon, Somerset, North Somerset, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Little Bridge House, which opened in 1995, is a beautiful stone built building in North Devon. It is a peaceful and relaxing environment.
Charlton Farm is nestled in magnificent parkland, just west of Bristol. It provides a secluded and beautiful setting.
Little Harbour is conveniently situated for families who live in Cornwall, Plymouth and parts of South Devon.
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Our hospice open days
Each month we open our doors to give our supporters an insight into children’s hospice life and thank our donors and volunteers for all their ongoing support.
We do not have any planned family stays at during these days and so you won’t hear the usual noise and laughter that bounces off the walls of the house but you will leave with a huge sense of enthusiasm for your local charity and a proud smile on your face.
"To be honest I really didn't know what to expect, but today has inspired me to do so much and not take my life for granted."
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Little Bridge House, Devon
Redlands Road, Fremington
Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2PZ
t: 01271 321 999
Charlton Farm, Bristol
Charlton Drive, Wraxall
North Somerset, BS48 1PE
t: 01275 866 611
Little Harbour, Cornwall
Porthpean Road, Porthpean
St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6AZ
t: 01726 65 555