Family stories

We believe every family with a seriously ill child in hospital should be able to stay together. Here you can read inspiring, first-hand accounts from families who have stayed in one of our ‘Homes from Home’.

The Sick Children's Trust 'Homes from Home' made us feel so welcome

Following the early arrival of their son Alfie in November 2022, first time parents Caroline and Lee Thomas were supported at two of our ‘Homes from Home’ in Newcastle while their child underwent treatment for a severe heart condition. Mum Caroline shares her story.

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