About Us

We believe every family with a seriously ill child in hospital should be able to stay together, just minutes from their child’s bed during their treatment.

The Sick Children's Trust believes keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children. We provide free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support, to families with sick children in hospital in the UK.

We currently have ten houses offering clean, comfortable accommodation where the whole family can stay close to their sick child’s bedside, and we are constantly looking for opportunities to extend our geographical coverage, or to improve our existing facilities in light of changes in paediatric care provision.
We work with the hospitals, supporting them in their role and providing complementary support to our families. We help to alleviate some of the emotional and financial strains at a very stressful time, providing an essential service free of charge for up to 146 families every night, 365 days a year.


Whilst staying at one of our ‘Homes from Home’ is free of charge, its costs us around £28 to provide a bedroom for one night. We rely entirely on voluntary income to meet this cost.


Press releases

Family of little girl born with hole in heart thank charity for keeping...

The family of a little girl who required major heart surgery at just a few days old have thanked The Sick Children’s Trust for giving them free... read more

Press Release • 20.02.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Local butcher to run London Marathon to raise money for The Sick...

A grateful father whose two year old son required emergency lifesaving treatment when he was born will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon... read more

Press Release • 13.02.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Dad prepares to take on half marathon to thank The Sick Children’s Trust

A doting dad is lacing up his trainers and getting ready to run the Brentwood Half Marathon on 18 March to raise money for The Sick Children’s... read more

Press Release • 12.02.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Darlington family thank charity for giving them a ‘Home from Home’ when...

The family of a teenage boy who was involved in a motorbike accident have thanked The Sick Children’s Trust for giving them a ‘Home from Home’... read more

Press Release • 09.02.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Family of baby born with bowels on outside of body hold fundraiser to...

Family of baby born with bowels on outside of body hold fundraiser to thank charity that kept them together The parents of a baby girl, who... read more

Press Release • 01.02.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

VICE CHAIRMAN OF GLOBAL STRATEGIC ADVISORY FOR GUY CARPENTER JOINS BOARD...

Vice Chairman of Global Strategic Advisory for Guy Carpenter & Company Ltd, Vicky Carter, has joined the board of trustees at The Sick Children’s... read more

Press Release • 31.01.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

If I hadn’t had a heart attack when Ellie-Marie’s older sister was born,...

Ellie-Marie was delivered by caesarean on 31 July 2017. I had suffered a cardiac arrest when giving birth to her older sister, Jaime-Leigh, at... read more

Press Release • 23.01.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

When Summer-Mae was strong enough we were invited to take her to a tea...

My daughter Summer-Mae is nine years old. She is my sixth child and adored by her brothers and sisters. Summer-Mae is also severely disabled. She... read more

Press Release • 22.01.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Parents share story of daughter’s heart battle in BBC Lifeline appeal

The parents of a baby girl born with a serious heart defect are speaking about their experiences on national television to raise awareness for... read more

Press Release • 19.01.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Ward Hadaway Partner Tim Craig joins board of national charity

Ward Hadaway Partner Tim Craig has joined the board of trustees for national charity The Sick Children’s Trust, which runs free ‘Homes from Home’... read more

Press Release • 19.01.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

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