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

Dad walks marathon and raises £3,625 for charity who supported them...

A local dad, whose baby boy was born with a duplex kidney and required specialist treatment at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, has raised £3,625 by... read more

Press Release • 21.11.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Mum trains hard for first marathon to thank charity who helped her family

A mum, who was supported by The Sick Children’s Trust when her 12 week old baby became seriously ill, is running the ASICS Greater Manchester... read more

Press Release • 14.11.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Uncle attempts to break Guinness World Record to celebrate first...

A keen sportsman is fundraising on behalf of his younger sister by taking on a 24 hour running challenge to raise money for The Sick Children’s... read more

Press Release • 14.11.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Mum and colleagues wear pyjamas at work to raise money for charity

A local mother, whose son became seriously ill and was readmitted to hospital at less than 48 hours old, has held a Pyjama Party at her workplace,... read more

Press Release • 14.11.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Dad on fundraising mission to thank charity who helped family after...

The father of a baby girl who was born unable to swallow and had to undergo multiple surgeries starting from her first week of life is on a... read more

Press Release • 13.11.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Mum inspires nursery to organise pyjama party and raise money for charity

A local mother, whose son had an operation to remove a third of his right lung, inspired his nursery to hold a Pyjama Party for The Sick... read more

Press Release • 13.11.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Uncle’s tireless fundraising misson in memory of Hope raises over £1,200

A devoted uncle has been completing a number of epic endurance challenges over the past year in memory of his niece, Hope, who tragically passed... read more

Press Release • 09.11.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Family and friends take on fundraising mission for ten year old Amy

The friends and family of a little girl who is currently battling leukaemia have raised over £10,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust as thanks for... read more

Press Release • 08.11.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Mums complete neon Glow In The Park 5km run to say thank you to charity

Two mums, who bonded and became friends when their sons were born prematurely, have raised £490 for The Sick Children’s Trust as thanks for... read more

Press Release • 26.10.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Parents of extremely premature baby boy are smashing their fundraising...

The parents of a baby born at just 25 weeks – who spent the first four months of his life battling for survival – are raising money for The Sick... read more

Press Release • 26.10.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

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