About us

About us

We are the charity that gives over 3,500 families with a seriously ill child in hospital a warm and comfortable place to stay when they need it most

Giving families one less thing to worry about

With your help

When a child suddenly becomes ill, there’s no time to plan. The Sick Children’s Trust is the charity that gives families one less thing to worry about by giving them a place to stay, and someone to talk to, free of charge just minutes from their child’s bedside.

Our ten ‘Homes from Home’ support around 3,500 families from around the UK each year with warm and comfortable accommodation and a friendly ear to listen.


Our Vision

The Sick Children’s Trust is working to a future where every family with a seriously ill child in hospital can stay together, close to their child’s bedside

Our Mission

Keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children. We provide families with a sick child with a free high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, as well as practical and emotional support so they can be there for their child.

Our Values

  • Support – we put the needs of sick children and their families at the centre of everything we do
  • Commitment – we are dedicated to making a real difference to families with sick children
  • Excellence – our reputation is built on people wanting to work with us and support us
  • Sustainability – we use our energy, skills and resources to work efficiently and deliver results

Watch our Film

There is no better way of learning about the difference we make to families with a sick child in hospital than hearing directly from those families.

Watch our film and see what it means to families when they have one less thing to worry about by staying in one of our ‘Homes from Home’.

Find out what a difference we make to the lives of thousands of families when they need us most.

Learn more about our Homes from home

Our impact

  • 10

    Our Homes

    Giving families with a seriously ill child in hospital a clean comfortable place to stay and a friendly ear to listen when they need it most

  • 2M

    Children every year

    Require treatment, and often have to go to specialist hospitals far from home. We give thousands of those families one less thing to worry about.

  • 148

    Families every night

    Can benefit from our warm, comfortable 'Homes from Home' free of charge 365 days a year, giving them one less thing to worry about.

  • £30

    Per night

    Is the cost to support a family. £30 gives a family so much more than just a roof over their heads when their child is in hospital.

Want to know more about us?

Read about how we were started in 1982, about some of our supporters and ambassadors and who's who at The Sick Children's Trust.

Our people

Our people

Our team is dedicated to achieving a future where every family with a sick child in hospital can be together

Celebrity supporters

Celebrity supporters

We couldn't continue to raise awareness of our work and help more families without the support of our celebrity ambassadors.

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