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

Father’s legacy helps keep 11,000 families with seriously ill children...

The son of a local Yorkshire businessman who founded Eckersley House, a ‘Home from Home’ at Leeds Children’s Hospital run by The Sick Children’s... read more

Press Release • 18.09.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Cancer survivor starts school

A four year old boy who has defeated leukaemia has started school for the first time! Starting school for Ismael Hussain, from Luton, is a huge... read more

Press Release • 17.09.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Devoted Dad to drive miles in memory of baby Lewis and raise money for...

A devoted dad is gearing up to take on the 2018 Screwball Rally this month to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust in memory of his baby,... read more

Press Release • 14.09.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Parents say thank you to charity who helped their family

Local parents, who were supported by The Sick Children’s Trust for six weeks after the birth of their seriously ill baby boy, have spoken out in... read more

Press Release • 13.09.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Former Made in Chelsea star to raise thousands in Great North Run

Former Made in Chelsea star, Frankie Gaff, will be ticking one thing off her bucket list this September in order to raise thousands of pounds for a... read more

Press Release • 31.08.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

The Sick Children’s Trust continues to pledge support to Organ Donation...

The Sick Children’s Trust has pledged to help save lives by supporting Organ Donation Week, Monday 3 September to Sunday 9 September. The... read more

Press Release • 30.08.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Zachary’s mum pounds the pavements to raise money for The Sick...

A Redcard Mum is lacing up her trainers to take part in this year’s Great North Run to thank The Sick Children’s Trust for keeping her close to... read more

Press Release • 22.08.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Friends of family whose baby boy was born at just 23 weeks and 5 days...

Two local ladies have been on a fundraising mission for The Sick Children’s Trust to thank the charity for supporting their friends with free... read more

Press Release • 21.08.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Teenager who received recent lung transplant set to run for charity

A teenage girl who underwent a lifesaving lung transplant less than a year ago is getting set to take part in the Great North 5km this September.... read more

Press Release • 21.08.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Boy who beat two life-threatening conditions starts secondary school...

A boy who overcame meningitis and heart failure at just six years old is preparing to start secondary school this September. Niall Manning,... read more

Press Release • 20.08.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust