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

Parents of little boy born with life-threatening condition raise over...

A local family has raised over £14,000 to thank The Sick Children’s Trust and Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) for their support whilst their... read more

Press Release • 19.06.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Local Mum of boy who was born seriously ill back charity's Big Chocolate...

The Mum of a little boy who was born seriously ill with sepsis is supporting The Sick Children’s Trust’s Big Chocolate Tea campaign. Emily... read more

Press Release • 18.06.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Renowned actor Michael Crawford CBE sets new date to visit The Guildhall...

National charity The Sick Children’s Trust is excited to announce a new date for ‘An audience with Michael Crawford’, taking place at The... read more

Press Release • 12.06.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

The Sick Children’s Trust gave us a ‘Home from Home’ for over eight...

Just two days after we found ourselves in an unfamiliar hospital, over an hour from home, where our son lay where our son lay in a bed on the... read more

Press Release • 06.06.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Parents of little boy born with life-threatening condition continue to...

A family who have already raised over £1,960 for The Sick Children’s Trust have joined in with the charity’s biggest annual fundraiser, Big... read more

Press Release • 05.06.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Dad and friends raise £3241 to thank The Sick Children’s Trust for support

A local dad whose son was born critically ill and required specialist treatment at a hospital miles away from home has raised £3,241.48, with... read more

Press Release • 05.06.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Parents on fundraising mission to thank The Sick Children’s Trust

The parents of a little girl born unable to swallow continue to tirelessly fundraise for The Sick Children’s Trust, a charity that provided them... read more

Press Release • 30.05.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Harry and Sam raise £33,000 at family’s annual charity balls

Two young Chesterfield brothers have helped their parents raise a grand total of £196,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust to thank the charity for... read more

Press Release • 29.05.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Eva’s parents back charity’s chocola-tea fundraising campaign

The parents of a little girl who was born at just 27 weeks are encouraging the community to join in with The Sick Children’s Trust’s Big Chocolate... read more

Press Release • 29.05.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Couple getting ready to take on epic 100-mile cycle challenge for...

A couple from Suffolk whose baby boy tragically passed away at just seven weeks old in 2014 are training hard in preparation for the 100-mile long... read more

Press Release • 24.05.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

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