WellChild's UK-wide network of children’s nurses, home makeover projects, family support groups and research, make it possible for children with serious illness to be cared for at home with their families wherever possible.

There are thousands of children and young people in the UK living with a long-term or complex health condition. WellChild’s vision is for all seriously ill children and young people in the UK to have the best quality of care whatever their diagnosis, situation or location.

They work towards achieving this by:

  • Providing practical and emotional support to seriously ill children, young people and their families, enabling them to leave hospital and live life in their own homes.
  • Funding projects and research to ensure parents, carers and those who work in the children’s healthcare sector are better equipped to provide support to children and young people with long term, complex healthcare needs.
  • Influencing the future of health, education and social care policy to ensure it meets the needs of families of seriously ill children and young people.