For families facing the unimaginable prospect of losing a child, getting the right support can make an enormous difference to them being able to cope. At the toughest time of their lives, Helen & Douglas House provides a warm and friendly home from home for the whole family. We offer a place where they can have the time and space to be together, knowing that their child’s medical needs are fully supported at all times.
At our two purpose-built hospices, we currently provide 24-hour in-house care for babies, children, teenagers and young adults. Based in Oxford, we’re here for families across Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties as far away as London.
We offer emotional, practical and medical support to our patients and their parents, partners, brothers, sisters and other family members. We’re here for them from their first stay at Helen & Douglas House right through to bereavement support. We continually review our services to make sure we’re always providing the best possible care for the patients and families who come to us.
Who can be referred to Helen & Douglas House?
We’re here to help terminally ill children. Referrals can come from anywhere, but are typically directly from families or from health and social care professionals such as consultants, GPs, hospital and community nurses, schools and voluntary workers.
Do you have a child needing support?
We may be able to support you and your family. Find out more about the referral process or call Helen & Douglas House on 01865 794749 and speak to our Referral Team.
“If we didn’t have the support of Helen & Douglas House we would not have a plan in place for Jessica if she became too ill to be at home. Knowing that we have the support of HDH takes some of the fear out of our situation, knowing there will be people to talk to and to help us if the worst happens.” – Victoria, Jessica’s mum