Tŷ Hafan children’s hospice

When a child’s life will be short, no family should have to live it on their own.

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Too many families in Wales are struggling through the fear, exhaustion and uncertainty that comes with caring for a child whose life will be short.

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 our community, offering a lifeline throughout the child’s short life, at end of life through bereavement and beyond.

What we do

In our hospice, and in Welsh communities and family homes, we are here to care for the children and young people who need us, helping to make their short lives as full as they can be and, when the time comes, provide end-of-life care and ongoing bereavement care. Our specialist support also extends to parents, siblings and other family members, offering personalised support to give them strength, make treasured memories together and improve their quality of life.

Our ambition

When a family is caring for a child whose life will be short, they often face a daily struggle without the care and support they need. At the moment, 90% of families in Wales whose child’s life will be short are not receiving the support they need. This should not be allowed to happen.

Our ambition is that when a child’s life will be short, no family should have to live it on their own. We believe that every family should have access to the care they need through life, death and beyond. We know this is a big ambition and we know it won’t be easy, but we believe that together we can make sure that no family in Wales faces their child’s short life on their own. 

We can’t stop seriously unwell children dying, but with your help we can make sure that no family faces their child’s short life alone. Imagine a Wales where every child has access to the services they need and where families have a choice about the care and support they receive. By supporting Tŷ Hafan, you’ll make sure that no family lives their child’s short life alone.

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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.


Our Funding

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


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.



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


Our reports and documents

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


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.

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