Tŷ Hafan

Where a short life is a full life

Tŷ Hafan is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities and offers the only children’s hospice service in south Wales.

Although our hospice is based in Sully in the Vale of Glamorgan, Tŷ Hafan offers comfort, care and support to life-limited children, young people and families throughout Wales so they can make the most of the time they have left together.

We allow parents and carers to relax and recharge their batteries during short breaks at the hospice, where the demands of 24/7 care are met by our staff. And we also make sure the needs of brothers and sisters are never forgotten. We also provide services such as Family Support, Complementary Therapy, Music Therapy and Outreach Play both within the hospice and in the family home.

Tŷ Hafan provides support to the whole family almost anywhere, whether it is at the hospice, their own home or in hospital.

The children and young people who access Tŷ Hafan’s services suffer from a broad range of conditions, including rare genetic disorders, congenital abnormalities, progressive neurological conditions or even clusters of symptoms as yet undiagnosed. For example, it cares for children with irreversible organ failure; cystic fibrosis, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Battens Disease, mucopolysoccaridosis, severe cerebral palsy and children with multiple disabilities.

It costs £4million every year to provide Tŷ Hafan’s services to those families that need them. Tŷ Hafan’s income is generated by public donations, fundraising and its commercial activities, principally its lottery and shops.

For more information please visit www.tyhafan.org

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