Wellchild

Type of service:
Health Services
Address:
16 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3DA
Telephone number:
01242 530007
Email address:
Service description:

WellChild is national children’s charity that makes it possible for children and young people with serious and complex health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, wherever possible. Their services include:

WellChild Nurses
WellChild Nurses provide essential care and practical support to children and young people with exceptional health needs and their families. They play a crucial role in enabling children to leave hospital and be cared for at home.

Better at Home Training Programme
WellChild's Better at Home training suites provide home-from-home spaces where parents and carers can learn the often life-saving interventions needed by their child in a safe environment with state-of-the-art simulation equipment. 

The WellChild Family Tree
A growing network of families from across the UK, all of whom have children with serious and complex health needs.

Home and Garden Transformation Projects
WellChild Helping Hands works with teams of corporate volunteers to create safe, accessible and sensory garden and bedroom spaces for children and young people with complex health needs.

Information and Resources
Find information about looking after a child with complex needs, from diagnosis to transition to adult services, and everything in between.

WellChild Awards
Every year, the WellChild Awards, supported by GSK, celebrates the inspirational qualities of children and young people with complex health conditions and the family members, professionals, and volunteers who help to care for them.

Campaigning
WellChild actively campaigns for the rights of the children and young people it supports. It is a founding member of the Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP).

Wellchild is a registered charity (no. 289600).

Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 18 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Diagnosis
  • Health
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
31/01/2022