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What COVID-19 means for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices

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How we help

We support families living in London and Surrey, providing care for the whole family and offering a bespoke service to suit their needs. Both of our hospices – Shooting Star House in Hampton and Christopher’s in Guildford – are rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, putting us in the CQC’s top 3% of health and social care services in England.

Our support is free of charge to families and includes a named key worker, a comprehensive range of therapies and support groups for the whole family, specialist nursing care and short breaks at our two hospices or in the family home, symptom management, end-of-life care and bereavement support.

Family support and therapies

We provide an extensive range of counselling, therapies and support groups for the whole family including parents, siblings and grandparents.

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Day care and preschool groups

Due to the complexity of medical needs, finding a suitable preschool is a challenge for the families of children with life-limiting conditions.

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End-of-life care

Our core mission is to provide expert nursing and medical care, including the management of difficult symptoms, for children at end of life in their preferred place of care.

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Bereavement support

Care does not stop after a child has died. We will continue to provide practical and emotional support for the entire family for as long as they need.

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Caring for a life-limited child or young person is emotionally and physically exhausting. That’s why we offer respite breaks.

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Hospice at Home

Our Hospice at Home team make over 500 hours of visits each month, enabling parents to spend time with their other children, do the shopping, see friends, or even have a bath.

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