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

£30 will make a family’s Christmas Wish come true

Dear Editor, Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I like to spend it at home indulging in festive food and snuggled on the sofa in... read more

Press Release • 15.11.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

World Prematurity Day 2018

The Sick Children’s Trust is joining other leading children’s charities in the global movement to raise awareness of preterm birth and take action... read more

Press Release • 12.11.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Family and friends to ‘Run for Sophie’ and raise thousands in her memory

A group of friends who have already raised over £12,000 are taking on the adidas Fulham 10km city run to raise even more money for The Sick... read more

Press Release • 08.11.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Pumpkin Pie Childcare pop on pyjamas to raise money for seriously ill...

Over 40 youngsters at Pumpkin Pie Childcare popped on their favourite jimjams to raise over £200 for The Sick Children’s Trust, a charity that... read more

Press Release • 07.11.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Grateful Grandma walks miles for charity to celebrate baby granddaughter...

A local grandma has raised over £800 to thank The Sick Children’s Trust for supporting her family while her granddaughter received lifesaving... read more

Press Release • 06.11.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Dad on fundraising mission to thank charity for ongoing support

A local dad has kicked off his fundraising mission by running the Royal Parks Half Marathon for The Sick Children’s Trust, a charity that supported... read more

Press Release • 06.11.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Older brother races across the finish line and raises over £1,200 for...

An eight year old boy recently raised £1,247 to thank The Sick Children’s Trust. The charity provided his family with free accommodation when his... read more

Press Release • 30.10.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust


The parents of a little boy who was born with half a heart are calling on their local community to support The Sick Children’s Trust’s Pyjama... read more

Press Release • 19.10.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust


The Sick Children’s Trust has launched a nationwide search to find the person who owns the jazziest jammies. From checks to stripes or even polka... read more

Press Release • 11.10.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Those two weeks that Quinn was in hospital were very long and very...

Paige Lewis, 19, from Bingley, was supported by The Sick Children's Trust, a charity that supports families with seriously ill children in the... read more

Press Release • 11.10.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust