Our five year strategy was developed with input from internal and external stakeholders and based on feedback from the families who stayed in our ‘Homes from Home’. Last year 99% of families felt staying in the charity’s ‘Homes from Home’ helped them cope, 99% of families felt staying in the ‘Homes from Home’ helped their mental wellbeing and 96% of families who had financial concerns said staying in a ‘Home from Home’ helped to alleviate these.
Without The Sick Children’s Trust families would have to travel long distances, sleep in uncomfortable hospital chairs or pay for expensive hotels just to be by their sick child’s hospital bedside. We know that in the current climate with many families being so negatively impacted by the cost of living crisis our vital service is more important than ever.
Our CEO, Jane Featherstone said,
“Our new strategy isn’t a departure from what we already do and while we recognise we must change and adapt to external factors, ultimately the charity will continue fulfilling its mission to provide welcoming, comfortable ‘Homes from Home’, to keep families together when they have a sick child in hospital and kind, caring staff to support them. We are committed to ensuring our staff can be their best, and that we continue to increase our fundraising to ultimately provide our vital ‘Homes from Home’ when families need us.”