Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice
Address: Dover Lane, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PX
Social Media: www.facebook.com/ChestnutTreeHouse
Tel: 01903 871820
Description: Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for East Sussex, West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and South East Hampshire, caring for 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age, both at the hospice and in families’ own homes.
Registered Charity Number: 256789
Sadly there are children and young people in our local community who are unlikely to reach adulthood. And even more parents and family members who need care, help and support on their journey, as they do not know how long they will have together.
Whether it’s being a pop-star in the music room, hunting for dinosaurs in the woodland walk, splashing about in the hydrotherapy pool, or giving mum, dad and the rest of of the family times to themselves, Chestnut Tree House provides a safe haven for everyone – a home from home.
From special days out to the every day at home, the support that our local community gives to the hospice helps children and their families make the most of every valuable moment together.
Together we can make every day count – the good days, the bad days, and the last days.
Chestnut Tree House offers support for the whole family including psychological and bereavement support, end of life and short break care and sibling support.
It currently costs over £4.6 million each year to provide all the care services offered by Chestnut Tree House. Families are never charged for their care and less than 9p in every pound is funded by the government, so we rely heavily on the generosity, help and support of the people of Sussex.
At Chestnut Tree House our goal is to provide the best quality of life for children, young people and their families, and to offer a total package of practical, social and spiritual support throughout each child’s life, however short it may be.
Our care services
The services we provide include:
- Assessment, advice and information for children and young adults with life-limiting conditions.
- Specialist short breaks, emergency and end of life care, 24 hours a day.
- Support for the entire family following diagnosis through the whole disease journey.
- Community care services for children and families in their own homes throughout East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire.
- Bereavement support, befriending, counselling and spiritual care.
- Support on transition from paediatric to adult palliative care.
To find out more about the care services we provide, visit the care section of our website.
Changes at Chestnut Tree House
Read about some of the changes being made at Chestnut Tree House to futureproof the hospice so that it’s suitable for current and future generations.
West Sussex County Council requires short break providers to display information about their services which you can read all about on the Local Offer website.
How can you get involved?
Please help local children who are seriously ill and their families by taking on a challenge, holding your own community event, volunteering, or by simply donating today.
You can also find lots of inspiring fundraising ideas for things you can do virtually or from home in our virtual fundraising toolkit.
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