Help For Families

Mar 14, 2017, 10:20 AM
The most important thing to know is that we’re here for your whole child, and for your whole family. That can mean care, play, respite, advice, a massage or counselling for any member of your family!
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Can we help you?

Based in Huddersfield, we make families’ lives easier across West Yorkshire.

Lots of people don’t really know what hospices are for, or think they’re only for end-of-life care – but we do so much more! Our hospice is full of light, life and laughter. We share families’ journeys from pregnancy and perhaps for years, often watching their child grow up and move on to an adult hospice.

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How we help

You might meet us in pregnancy, when a scan reveals a problem, or at any stage in your journey. We’ll walk closely alongside you, helping you build a brighter future for your child and for every single member of your family.

Our care team
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Hospice at Home
Our services

Melissa's story

Melissa’s family’s world revolves around their 5 year old daughter. And like all of the families we support, they wouldn’t have it any other way. But that doesn’t mean that caring for a child with complex health conditions isn’t really hard, demanding round-the-clock care.

Theo's story

After trying for a baby for some time, Stacy and Stefan had come to accept that “it would just be the three of us,” with Stacy’s son Raymond. Then Stacy became pregnant with Theo. Very sadly though, Theo died shortly after birth. The family spent a few days with him in our Snowflake Suite. “We feel really lucky that we got to hold him.” 

Taniesha's story

Diagnosed with a congenital heart condition before birth, Taniesha also has Downs Syndrome and has undergone a number of serious operations. She tires easily and can’t do as much as other children. Despite it all, “she’s full of life and loves dancing and music!”

Jacob's story

When Jacob was 8 he was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy and mum Jackie became his full-time carer. When the family was told his condition was life-shortening in 2017, we got involved. “Forget Me Not could see I was more like a nurse and carer than I was a mum. They allowed me to be a mum again.”

Start getting our help

You can begin right away. There’s no waiting list, everything we do is free for our families, and you don’t need to be referred by anyone.

What more can we say, except we’re waiting for you and you’ll be very welcome? It doesn’t matter what stage you’re at in your journey – just get in touch if you’d like our support.

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