We're here, so families can be together

We're here, so families can be together

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Family Stories

Families are at the heart of our 'Homes from Home'

Jenson's family story

Jenson's family story

Abbie and James were supported at Acorn House when their son, Jenson, became critically ill with a respiratory virus. He later was diagnosed with a rare heart condition

Sara's family story

Sara's family story

Sara's six year old son, Adam has already undergone two open heart surgeries and her daughter Aimee is currently in hospital due to a chronic pain condition. Whenever her children have been in hospital Eckersley House has been there to support them

'Homes From Home'

When a child suddenly becomes ill, there’s no time to plan. We're here to give families one less thing to worry about by giving them a place to stay, free of charge just minutes from their child’s bedside.

Our 'Homes from Home'

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