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?

Quite simply, yes! 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
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Poppy's story

The last thing you want at your 20-week-scan is the devastating news that your baby has a serious condition. Poppy’s parents found out she had Edwards Syndrome – and although she didn’t survive her birth, we supported the whole family leading up to the birth and helped them cope with her death.

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Bethanie's story

Bethanie started getting tremors in her arms when she was 7, and eventually the specialists decided she may have a rare condition called leukodystrophy. Despite this, and with our support, Bethanie has blossomed into a typical teenage girl who loves music and going shopping.

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Jacob's story

Little Jacob has Down syndrome, but not long after he was born he stopped breathing and had a series of apnoea attacks. He spent months in hospital, and now needs a lot of care. We look after Jacob once a fortnight at home, and we provide respite care so his family can have a break.

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Thomas's story

Tomas was poorly when he was born, and he was later diagnosed with CCHS, for which there’s no cure. He needs support to breathe, so his family are on alert 24/7. They all come to us together for mini-breaks, and we take Hospice at Home out to them so our nursing support can relieve his family.

Start getting our help

You can begin right away. There’s no waiting list, everything we do is free, 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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