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Where a short life is a full life

We are Tŷ Hafan. We provide comfort, care and support to children with life-shortening conditions and their loved ones.

We are a lifeline to families who often live hugely stressful lives, struggle to get their voices heard and rarely enjoy quality time together.

 

We believe every child with a life-shortening illness

deserves a life full of happiness and meaningful moments.

Over 1,100

Children

We’ve supported over 1,100 children and their families since we opened our doors in 1999.

Over 50,000

Supporters

Our work is powered by over 50,000 supporters along with our care professionals, volunteers and employees.

Who we are

Tŷ Hafan is a leading and much-loved charity that provides life-changing care and support to children with life-shortening conditions and their families who live in Wales.

At our welcoming and vibrant hospice in Sully, and in communities and homes across the country, we do all we can to help families enjoy time together and create precious memories.

We’re also a safe and loving haven when a child is close to the end of their life, providing comfort and expert care in a family’s darkest hours and beyond.

Put simply, we are a vital lifeline to our families. Easing their worries. Giving them hope of a brighter future. And helping them enjoy life again.

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What we do

In our hospice, communities across Wales and family homes, we provide specialist services to help children and young people with life-shortening conditions have fun, grow in confidence and feel good, both physically and mentally.

We also assess the needs of parents, siblings and other family members, before offering personalised support to give them strength, make happy memories and improve their quality of life.

However, despite our best efforts, we know only a fraction of the families who need our help are getting it. So, we raise awareness of our life-changing services and push the government to do more to help all children with life-shortening conditions and their families in Wales.

On top of this, we pride ourselves on being a first-class charity in every aspect. This means we do our very best to deliver exceptional supporter and volunteer experiences. We go above and beyond to be an even better employer. And we work hard to create and maintain the best possible partnerships.

Our vision

A Wales where every child with a life-shortening condition lives a fulfilling life, supported with the compassion and specialist care they and their family need.

Our purpose

No family should have to face the unimaginable loss of their child alone. With children and families at the heart of all we do, we provide free care and support in our hospice and in the community, offering a lifeline throughout the child’s short life, at end of life, through bereavement and beyond.​

Our values

Our values are at the heart of everything we do at Tŷ Hafan. They ensure we are doing the right thing in the right way, inspiring us all to be the best we can be and make a difference for the children and families we support.

We make a difference by…

  • Demonstrating compassion
    We show empathy and respect to all, making time to listen to, and support, others.
  • Providing excellent service
    We take pride in delivering on our commitments and are proactive in continuously improving our services.
  • Working together
    We are one team, we consciously collaborate and enable each other to contribute to Our Purpose.
  • Taking ownership
    We trust each other to deliver and are responsible for our own actions, seeking way to reflect and learn.

Explore more about us

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Our Story

Our wonderful story is one of incredible kindness, continuous hard work and complete dedication to bring happiness and joy into the lives of the children and families we support.

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Our Funding

The different ways we generate and receive money to fund out life-changing care.

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Our Board

Meet our chair, trustees, chief executive and executive team members. People who play a vital role in helping Tŷ Hafan provide the best possible care.

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Careers

If you’re looking for an inspiring role that truly helps to change lives, please take a look at current vacancies at Tŷ Hafan.

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Our reports and documents

Read key documents, including our annual report and the latest report from HIW.

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Political Work

Learn about how we work with the Welsh government and members of the Senedd.

Our latest news

Catch up with all the latest news about our services, campaigns, events, the wonderful children and families we support and our amazing supporters.

Read our latest news
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08.12.2023

From flowerbeds to fundraising: our volunteer gardeners had a blooming good 2023

The volunteer gardeners who do wonderful work maintaining the Tŷ Hafan gardens have been very busy
Morris Family - Alfi Morris When your world stops Ty Hafan
29.11.2023

Thanks to you we’ve done it! 

Generous Tŷ Hafan supporters across Wales and beyond have helped the children’s hospice charity t
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26.11.2023

Donate now and see your money doubled!

It’s 10am on Sunday November 26 and Tŷ Hafan’s ‘When Your World Stops. We’re There’ fundr
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24.11.2023

Double impact when you shop at Tŷ Hafan this weekend  

If you’re planning on stocking up on eco-friendly and socially conscious Christmas bargains this w
Morris Family - Alfi Morris When your world stops Ty Hafan
16.11.2023

Alfi’s Story at heart of of bid to raise £350,000 in 60 hours

Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice is getting ready to launch its second ‘When Your World Stops’