Chestnut Tree House is a children’s charity providing hospice care services and community support for children and young people with progressive life-shortening conditions throughout East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire. Engage Healthcare is privileged to support Chestnut Tree House and is committed to raising essential funds to support the fantastic work which continues to be done.
There are potentially 1,000 families with life-limited children in Sussex. Chestnut Tree House offers support for the whole family including psychological and bereavement support, end of life and short break care and sibling support.
It currently costs well over £3.5m each year to provide all the care services provided by Chestnut Tree House. Families are never charged for their care and less than 7p in every pound is funded by the government, so they rely heavily on the generosity, help and support of the people of Sussex and beyond.
At Chestnut Tree House their goal is to provide the best quality of life for children, young people and their families, and to offer a total package of practical, social and spiritual support throughout each child’s life, however short it may be.
What they do
Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice operates throughout East and West Sussex to give children with life-shortening illnesses and their families care, support, quality time and most importantly – fun.
They provide support for life-limited children through short breaks at the hospice, and by offering community care across Sussex to families during a time of great need.
They offer a range of care services, free of charge, from creative play therapy and activity days to hospice grief counselling for families.
At Chestnut Tree House they understand the effect a life-limiting illness has on the whole family so their services are here to help everyone. They offer support from neonatal care right through to support for siblings and grandparents.
They aim is to make every day count. The good days, the bad days and the last days.