Helen & Douglas House
Helen & Douglas House cares for terminally ill children, teenagers, young adults and their families through exceptional hospice care.
We provide medical, emotional and practical support, helping families deal with the implications of living with a child who will die prematurely, so they can make the most of their time together
As a charity we rely almost entirely on donations to support our families. We cannot do this without your help.
On Thursday 20th September Helen & Douglas House locked up 9 ‘guilty’ supporters who were arrested and charged with their ‘terrible’ crimes (entirely fictitious, of course) as part of their Jail & Bail fundraiser. These criminals were banished to the cells of Oxford Castle and Prison, only to be released if they could raise £999 […]
Along with other charities, Helen & Douglas House has had its fair share of challenges in recent years, including the sad closure of Douglas House in June, where they cared for young adults. However, Helen House still cares for local terminally ill babies, children and teenagers at their Oxford hospice and in families own homes, […]
It is amazing how we organise our work lives and juggle many projects and tasks, but sometimes at home the build-up of clutter means not only are our cupboards, garages, wardrobes and rooms full of things we don’t really want or need, but our minds feel cluttered, and this often generates a feeling of being […]
Take on a sporting challenge to help your local children’s hospice Now the weather has improved, it’s a great time to train for a sporting challenge to raise money for your local children’s and young adults’ hospice, Helen & Douglas House. There are some great opportunities to enter as a team or individually with FREE […]
Sarah Young remembers being told the devastating news that nothing more could be done for her five-year-old son, Ollie. Days earlier, he had been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour and now he had been given just weeks to live. His health deteriorated rapidly, leaving him paralysed down his left side, but a visit to […]
“To lose a child is a tragic, unimaginable, life-changing event. However, the way the death is handled by the professionals around the family, can make an enormous difference.” – Dr Emily Harrop, consultant at Helen and Douglas house hospice NICE guidelines will help professionals An estimated 40,000 children and young people are terminally ill in England. The quality of care […]
B4 meets Clare Periton, CEO of Helen & Douglas House. “It is my honour and privilege to have been given responsibility to lead this fantastic local charity. I took over the role as Chief Executive in September 2015, after working within the Care Team for over a decade. First as a nurse within Helen House […]
A crazy, fun, laughter-filled Rainbow Run, with people being showered with all the colours of the rainbow at different paint points on a 3km route, just might seem like the complete antithesis of most people’s perception of a children’s and young adults’ hospice. this event on the 21st of June in Reading is not so […]