Grace's Place - Building

About Grace’s Place

Grace’s Place is bringing all the magic of ‘yes’ to children living with life-shortening conditions in North Manchester

Grace’s Place is part of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and is due to begin caring for children and families in the Bury, Rochdale and Oldham areas.

Why do we need a children’s hospice?

More than 650 children in the North Manchester area are living with life-shortening conditions, but the vast majority aren’t getting any children’s hospice support at all. Until now, some have been cared for by Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice at Huddersfield. However, we’re opening a children’s hospice in Bury, which means:

• we will be able to care for loads more children and families
• the families we already look after won’t have to travel so far
• we will be able to offer North Manchester families so much more.

Hasn’t Grace’s Place been around for a while?

Yes. It’s been at the planning stage for a few years, and had gathered a huge amount of local support, but never got as far as opening. Now, Grace’s Place is under new management – Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, a different charity with a proven track record of excellence. We’re keeping the name Grace’s Place in recognition of everything that’s been achieved so far. All the building needs now is a few finishing touches, and the staff. Please consider supporting our Kickstart Campaign to fund our first team of nurses!

Who is Forget Me Not?

Forget Me Not is a charity which already runs a Huddersfield-based children’s hospice, which is rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission. Children’s hospices is all we do: we’re not big and corporate; we’re small and caring, and we love to show new and better ways to do things. Now, we plan to breathe new life into Grace’s Place and to provide the same fantastic care and support as at Huddersfield. 

What will happen, and when?

We’ll be starting out simply at first, not just with our Hospice at Home (see below), but stepping up to a full service as soon as possible. That full service will include on-site accommodation and a wide range of enhanced services and therapies. These will be provided at a former adult's hospice building, which has recently been refurbished to create a wonderful environment for children.

What is Hospice at Home?

Our Hospice at Home service supports children and their families – in the comfort and convenience of their own home. We can bring almost anything: expert clinical care, relaxing therapies, counselling, help with household chores, playtime, and even looking after the children while tired mums or dads take some time out. 

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