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 and friends of little Jack raise over £450 for charity that kept...

Friends and family of a little boy born with a rare condition effecting just 6,000 babies have raised £450 for The Sick Children’s Trust.... read more

Press Release • 16.01.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Family of baby who holds her breath up to 15 times a day thank The Sick...

Sophia Giblin, Mum to Alayna, tells her family's story since the birth of her daughter: Since Alayna was born The Sick Children’s Trust has... read more

Press Release • 07.01.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Naval Petty Officer and colleagues fundraise on board HMS Westminster to...

A Royal Navy officer has raised £935 for The Sick Children’s Trust, a charity that provided his family with free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation in... read more

Press Release • 07.01.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Mum set to take on 91 mile walk with her six month old baby to thank The...

A grateful mum is taking on a 91 mile walking challenge this month to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust as thanks for supporting her... read more

Press Release • 03.01.2019 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Skyswood Primary School children share Christmas wishes to raise...

The spirit of Christmas was all around at Skyswood Primary School as pupils popped on their festive jumpers and reindeer hats for a very special... read more

Press Release • 21.12.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Dewsbury family look forward to magical Christmas at home after spending...

A family from Dewsbury are looking forward to celebrating Christmas at home with their one year old son after spending it at his hospital bedside... read more

Press Release • 12.12.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Mother raises money for charity who supported her during darkest hours

A mother from Waltham Cross whose baby boy required lifesaving treatment when he was just hours old has thanked The Sick Children’s Trust for... read more

Press Release • 06.12.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Mum thanks charity for support whilst identical twins fought for life in...

A local mum has shared her sons’ inspirational story to help raise awareness for The Sick Children’s Trust’s Christmas Appeal, as thanks for... read more

Press Release • 04.12.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Grateful parents share story to thank charity for ‘Home from Home’ at...

A Tendring family will take centre stage at The Sick Children’s Trust Christmas Carol Service on Wednesday 12 December to tell over 700 people the... read more

Press Release • 30.11.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Chesterfield family thank charity for ‘Home from Home’ in time of need

A Chesterfield family are thanking The Sick Children’s Trust for supporting them with free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation when their daughter... read more

Press Release • 27.11.2018 • By The Sick Children's Trust

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