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Our new strategy ‘For Every Family’

April 8, 2023

We’re thrilled to share with you that we have launched a new strategy to guide our work over the next three years. ‘For Every Family’ sets out our new purpose, ambition and a path to deliver our vital plans over the coming years.

For over 20 years we have been providing outstanding care to children living with life-limiting conditions, and their families. In 2022 we successfully retained our outstanding CQC rating at Christopher’s, our Guildford hospice, but there is always more we can do. In preparing to look ahead, it gave us the opportunity to look back, reflect and reconsider who we are as an organisation and what the role of a children’s hospice should be in the 2020s.

We have rewritten our core purpose as a charity to focus more on the children and families we support. And we have set out our ambition as nothing less than helping every child and family who access the specialist skills and experience our teams can provide. Broadening out the range of families we will be seeking to work with is a significant shift for us.

Our new purpose: We believe every life-limited or dying child and their family should have the opportunity to make every moment count and get the support they need.

Our new ambition: We will support every family with a life-limited child or whose child has died, when they need us.

We’ve set some challenging, but realistic measures about what progress we want to make and how we want to move towards meeting our ambition. These measures are grounded in what families, partners, local authorities, staff, volunteers and trustees have shared with us which will remain at the forefront of our work as we move to implementing our strategic plans. With our 2023-26 strategy, we truly believe we can make every moment count for every family facing the unimaginable, but this is only possible with the incredible support of people like you.

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