About Helen & Douglas House
About This Shop
Helen & Douglas House is a registered charity providing respite and end of life care for children and young adults with life-shortening conditions, as well as support and friendship for the whole family.
Helen House was the world’s first hospice for children, opening in 1982. It was founded by Sister Frances Dominica. Douglas House is the world’s first hospice specifically for young people between the ages of 16 and 35 years and opened in 2004. Both Helen House and Douglas House are bright, vibrant and positive places, focused on bringing some depth and enjoyment to life even though that life may be short. Families can come with their child to the hospice and be near to them in one of the family flats, whilst having the support of the nurses. Or, families can leave their child in the care of the hospice and have a break. It is also important for the child or young adult to have a break from their parents and experience some independence.
For more information go to www.helenanddouglas.org.uk