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About us

We provide hospice care for babies and children in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties.






Making every moment count

Helen & Douglas House helps local families cope with the challenges of looking after a terminally ill baby or child who will die prematurely.

Helen & Douglas House is a homely place for local children, living with life-limiting and terminal conditions, and their families. We provide care in a warm, loving environment. Our hospice is filled with laughter, whilst also being peaceful place where families can create happy memories in their last days, weeks, months or years together.

What we do

Find out who we are and what we do to help local families living with a baby or a child with a terminal illness.

Our History

Helen & Douglas House started life in November 1982 and has gone on to inspire 49 others across the UK and around the world.

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Find out about our charitable status, statutory reports and meet our Board of Trustees.

Information for Professionals

Read National Guidance on Paediatric Palliative Care, journal articles, and make a referral for a child.

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Clinical Research

Read about the clinical research projects we have been a part of.


We’re here for local terminally ill children. Our staff and volunteers make that happen.

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Get in touch

Whether we can help you, or you can help us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.