How we help

At Tŷ Hafan, we are experts at caring for children with complex and rare conditions and supporting their whole families.

We are completely focused on helping you have happy times with your child, creating memories to cherish forever and simply making life better for everyone.

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Cardigan

Opening times
Monday to Saturday, 9:15am to 4:45pm

Address
2 Pendre, Cardigan SA43 1JL
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Phone Number
01239 621825

Caerphilly

Opening times
Monday to Sunday, 9:00am to 4:45pm

Address
Market Street, Caerphilly CF83 1NX
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Phone Number
02920 881034

Barry – Holton Road

Opening times
Monday to Saturday, 9:00am to 4:45pm

Address
149-151 Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4HP
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Phone Number
01446 747872

Getting involved your way

No matter who you are or where you are, we’re positive we’ve got a way you can help provide vital support to children with life-shortening illnesses.

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The Wales football team celebrating
25.11.2022

Proceeds from Wales’ unofficial World Cup song go to Tŷ Hafan!

The World Cup has captured the attention of billions of people all over the globe this year and, as
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Rose’s story at the heart of Tŷ Hafan’s first ever intensive fundraising appeal

Tragic baby Rose’s story at the heart of Tŷ Hafan’s first ever intensive fundraising appeal to
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Ride to the Rugby is back for 2023!

The upcoming Ride to the Rugby event will see a group of 50 brave cyclists – some of whom have onl
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Dan Notley’s unique support for dads at Tŷ Hafan

It’s so important that parents of children with life-shortening conditions and bereaved parents ha
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Rose’s story

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Statement of Purpose

Our Statement of Purpose describes what we do, where we provide our services and support, and who we help. It also features information about how we make decisions about the care we provide, our feedback procedure and how our organisation is structured.

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Healthcare Inspectorate Wales report

The Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) is the independent inspectorate and regulator of healthcare in Wales. Its report outlines how our services have complied with the Care Standards Act 2000, Independent Health Care (Wales) Regulations 2011 and the National Minimum Standards for Independent Health Care Services in Wales.

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Our guide for patients

Our guide for patients covers how we develop a plan of specialist care and support for a child with a life-limiting condition. It also features detailed information about our short break respite care and the support we provide to parents and siblings.

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Education, training and placements

Training for health and social care professionals

We understand that providing care for children and young people with life-shortening conditions can pose many challenges for health and social care professionals.

This is why we’re happy to develop and deliver tailored training to equip professionals with skills and knowledge that helps them provide the most effective support.

Bespoke courses and workshops

We offer training and talks to individuals, groups and organisations about most things linked to supporting a child with a life-shortening condition.

For example, we could help you support students and teachers at your school if one of your pupils has died. Or we could help a soft play centre develop activities for children with complex needs.

Professional education placements

We welcome requests from student and qualified health and social care professionals who would like to understand more about palliative care and life at a children’s hospice. 

Professionals we’ve offered placements to in the past include nurses, doctors, social workers, physiotherapists, play specialists and music therapists.

Our board members

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Martin Davies

Chairman 

Martin has spent over 20 years working with major retailers and financial services companies, advising them on retail distribution planning and marketing strategy. He is also the chairman of Crackerjackpot Limited, which supports Tŷ Hafan and other good causes by running lottery services.
Dr Keith Holgate

Dr Keith Holgate

Trustee

Keith worked as a GP in Barry for over 36 years, until he retired in 2016. He was also a trainer for general practice, specialising in the field of respiratory medicine. Keith is the crowd doctor for Cardiff City Football Club, a role he’s done for several years.
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Dr Huw Jenkins

Trustee

Huw joined Tŷ Hafan as a trustee in 2018, after retiring from the NHS. He was a consultant in child health for 30 years, based in Cardiff. Huw also served as the Welsh government’s first national director of clinical services for children and young people.

Sue Carter

Trustee

Sue is a freelance digital, technology and communications consultant, with clients across not-for-profit, commercial and public sectors. She is also a trustee for Early Years Wales and the co-chair of the organising board for Byte Night in Wales, Action for Children’s annual sleep-out event.
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James Pepper

Trustee

James is the chief executive officer of Vista, a leading technology services business company headquartered in Wales. He has over 20 years experience in business critical technology support and has worked with many companies to help them to define and implement technology strategies.
Sian-Thomas

Sian Thomas

Trustee

Sian is the only nurse consultant for children in Wales and is based at Aneurin Bevan University Hospital Health Board. Her role involves enhancing patient care through service development, research, education and strategy. Sian has had a strong link with Tŷ Hafan throughout her career.

Support for families

We know that caring for a child with a life-limiting condition is likely to be extremely demanding on you and your family. But we want you to know that you’re not alone.

We offer vital emotional and practical support to help ease your worries and make sure you don’t feel alone.

Other ways we support families

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Through specialist techniques, multisensory facilities and technology, our therapy experts can help your child communicate, have fun and engage more with their surroundings. The impossible is possible.

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Through specialist techniques, multisensory facilities and technology, our therapy experts can help your child communicate, have fun and engage more with their surroundings. The impossible is possible.

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Through specialist techniques, multisensory facilities and technology, our therapy experts can help your child communicate, have fun and engage more with their surroundings. The impossible is possible.

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Through specialist techniques, multisensory facilities and technology, our therapy experts can help your child communicate, have fun and engage more with their surroundings. The impossible is possible.

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Our skilled clinical nurse specialists work with our medical teams and healthcare professionals in the community to ensure symptoms are effectively managed in our hospice, at home and in a hospital.

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Our skilled clinical nurse specialists work with our medical teams and healthcare professionals in the community to ensure symptoms are effectively managed in our hospice, at home and in a hospital.

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Our skilled clinical nurse specialists work with our medical teams and healthcare professionals in the community to ensure symptoms are effectively managed in our hospice, at home and in a hospital.

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Our skilled clinical nurse specialists work with our medical teams and healthcare professionals in the community to ensure symptoms are effectively managed in our hospice, at home and in a hospital.

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Our skilled clinical nurse specialists work with our medical teams and healthcare professionals in the community to ensure symptoms are effectively managed in our hospice, at home and in a hospital.

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Our skilled clinical nurse specialists work with our medical teams and healthcare professionals in the community to ensure symptoms are effectively managed in our hospice, at home and in a hospital.

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Our skilled clinical nurse specialists work with our medical teams and healthcare professionals in the community to ensure symptoms are effectively managed in our hospice, at home and in a hospital.

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Our skilled clinical nurse specialists work with our medical teams and healthcare professionals in the community to ensure symptoms are effectively managed in our hospice, at home and in a hospital.

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Our skilled clinical nurse specialists work with our medical teams and healthcare professionals in the community to ensure symptoms are effectively managed in our hospice, at home and in a hospital.

Caring for a child with a life-shortening condition can often be incredibly demanding, physically and emotionally.

We’re more than happy to look after your child for a few days and give you a well-deserved break. Or you can stay with your child at our hospice and enjoy some fun time together whilst their care needs are taken care of by our expert team.

Our skilled clinical nurse specialists work with our medical teams and healthcare professionals in the community to ensure symptoms are effectively managed in our hospice, at home and in a hospital.

Through specialist techniques, multisensory facilities and technology, our therapy experts can help your child communicate, have fun and engage more with their surroundings. The impossible is possible.

If your child is nearing the end of life, we can help make sure your whole family receives the expert care and support they need throughout this difficult time.

This could be at our hospice or in a hospital. If your child is at home, we’ll work with your community team to ensure your family gets the right practical and emotional support.

Mason loves music therapy. He often vocalises and sings along when Diane plays the piano or the flute. He has the biggest smile on his face, and it really helps him relax.

- - Mason's grandmother

Mason loves music therapy. He often vocalises and sings along when Diane plays the piano or the flute. He has the biggest smile on his face, and it really helps him relax.

- - Mason's grandmother

Mason loves music therapy. He often vocalises and sings along when Diane plays the piano or the flute. He has the biggest smile on his face, and it really helps him relax.

- - Mason's grandmother

Our warm and welcoming hospice

Our hospice is a happy and homely place that’s been carefully designed with babies, children and young people in mind.

As well as receiving first-class care at our hospice, children can get involved in a wide range of activities, meet new friends, or simply relax and enjoy some quiet time.

Facilities

Our hospice is equipped with everything needed to make a child’s stay super fun and safe. This includes colourful playrooms, music areas, sensory rooms and a large hydrotherapy pool.

Accommodation

We have ten private bedrooms for children, which offer lots of space for special items and equipment from home. We also have excellent family accommodation in a separate area which is close to our children’s bedrooms.

Young person zone

For young people who want more independence and a grown-up space, we have our Den. It features an accessible kitchen, gaming zone and cinema room.

Outdoor spaces

Our grounds offer lots of different spaces for children and families to enjoy, including specialised play areas, a sensory garden, walking paths and a dedicated wheelchair track.

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Why your monthly gifts are great for you

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Spread your giving

Donating a monthly gift may be much easier for you to manage financially than giving a larger one-off gift.

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Super convenient

Setting up a direct debit takes just two minutes. After that’s sorted, we’ll automatically receive your gifts.

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Feel more connected

As a regular giver, you’ll receive more information about our work and how you’re helping to change lives.

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How we can support you

You might book short break care at our hospice in advance, or you may need it quickly because of a crisis. Whatever your circumstances, we’ll try to support you and make sure your child’s needs and those of your whole family are met.

Activities for all

For your child:

During their short break with us, your child has access to a range of therapies, including hydrotherapy, complementary therapies and music therapy. We’ll also organise lots of play time and activities for them to get involved in so they have plenty of fun.

For your family:

At our hospice, you and your family can simply relax in our gardens or take part in activities involving your child. We also have a dedicated area for young people, which features a gaming zone and cinema room. And, of course, you could go further afield and explore the local area, which includes beautiful beaches, theme parks, museums and galleries, and much more.

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Activities for all

For your child:

During their short break with us, your child has access to a range of therapies, including hydrotherapy, complementary therapies and music therapy. We’ll also organise lots of play time and activities for them to get involved in so they have plenty of fun.

For your family:

At our hospice, you and your family can simply relax in our gardens or take part in activities involving your child. We also have a dedicated area for young people, which features a gaming zone and cinema room. And, of course, you could go further afield and explore the local area, which includes beautiful beaches, theme parks, museums and galleries, and much more.

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Make a referral

Children with a wide range of conditions can be referred to us, no matter when they were diagnosed or how far their condition has progressed.

We may also admit a child or young person in an emergency if they are nearing the end of life or an issue has rapidly developed that’s affecting their health.

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Make a referral

Children with a wide range of conditions can be referred to us, no matter when they were diagnosed or how far their condition has progressed.

We may also admit a child or young person in an emergency if they are nearing the end of life or an issue has rapidly developed that’s affecting their health.

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