Claire House opened its doors to children in December 1998 providing a service for children aged 0 - 23 years with life threatening or life limiting conditions and their families from Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man. Since 1998, Claire House has gone from strength to strength and is now providing leadership and focus for its many children, families and staff and also for supporters. The facilities are such that at any one time they can accommodate up to ten children and their families. The building was originally designed in the shape of a ‘C’ and is set in 3.5 acres of beautifully landscaped and adapted gardens, with swings and a play area designed for wheelchairs. Claire house offers a home from home environment offering a place where families can relax, recharge their batteries and have fun with their children. Expert care is on hand to help them make the most of each day and live life to the full. Claire House is not a sad place, it is a place for living. It provides an opportunity to share concerns and worries with people who understand. It is a place of fun and laughter, enjoyment, love and support.
PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
“The aim of Claire House Children’s Hospice is to enhance the quality of life for the child with a life-limiting condition, offering a high quality service with both personal and professional support. In partnership with the child and family, each child’s individual needs will be met; those of their family and significant carers will be recognised and respected in a safe ‘home from home’ environment.”
Statement from Helen Carlson - Senior Fund Raiser
Claire House Children’s Hospice would like to thank Laidlaw for adopting Claire House since 2006. Since our doors opened in 1999 Claire House has looked after over 560 very sick children with life limiting, life threatening illnesses and their families throughout Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man. We are committed to raising £2.5 millions every year, that’s just over £200,000 every month and many are surprised to hear we don’t receive any guaranteed government funding. It is only through the support and generosity of companies like Laidlaw that we can keep our doors open to those who need us most so on that note, again THANK YOU from all of the children we have cared for not just yesterday and today but those we will care for tomorrow. Good luck with the fundraising. x
Statement from John Jefferies - Managing Director
“Claire House is close to my heart given it is a local North West charity, the region where Laidlaw was founded and indeed where I grew up. Our company values epitomise what Claire House stand for and like Laidlaw they believe in working as one team, in their goal to provide care and support for children with life threatening or life limiting conditions. We strive to provide financial support to the charity through various fund raising events which our staff kindly support and we also try to raise awareness within our own advertising campaigns and via our web sites. We are very proud to be associated with Claire House”.