Information about our services for patients and families.Our care services
Chestnut Tree House is a children’s charity providing hospice care services and community support for children and young people with progressive life-shortening conditions throughout East and West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and South East Hampshire.
This year we will be celebrating Chestnut Tree House’s 15th birthday – 15 years of caring for children and young people with life-shortening conditions, and their families, in East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire. You can find out more about our celebrations here.
Please watch this film to find out how we help Charlie and his family.
Please watch this film about our Community Care team, to find out how we provide care to families in their own homes
A short video about the care services we provide and activities we get up to at Chestnut Tree House.
There are potentially 1,000 families with life-limited children in Sussex. Chestnut Tree House offers support for the whole family including psychological and bereavement support, end of life and short break care and sibling support.
It currently costs well over £3.5m each year to provide all the care services provided by Chestnut Tree House. Families are never charged for their care and less than 7p in every pound is funded by the government, so we rely heavily on the generosity, help and support of the people of Sussex.
At Chestnut Tree House our goal is to provide the best quality of life for children, young people and their families, and to offer a total package of practical, social and spiritual support throughout each child’s life, however short it may be.
• Assessment, advice and information for children and young adults with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions 24 hours per day.
• Specialist short breaks, emergency and end of life care provided at Chestnut Tree House 24 hours per day.
• Support for the entire family following diagnosis through the whole disease process by the multidisciplinary team at Chestnut Tree House.
• Hospice at home and community care services for children and families in their own homes throughout East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire.
• Bereavement support which includes befriending, counselling and spiritual care.
• Support and advice on the transition from paediatric palliative care services to adult services.
To find out more about the care services we provide, visit the care section of our website.
We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator. We are committed to high standards and we adhere to the Fundraising Code of Practice. We agree to ensure our fundraising is legal, open, honest, fair and respectful. Read some of our fundraising policies.
West Sussex County Council requires short break providers to display information about their services which you can read all about on the Local Offer website.
As an independent hospice we are regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission.View our latest CQC rating
We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator. Read our fundraising standards.Read our fundraising standards
We follow the NICE guidelines on end of life care for infants, children and young people.Read the NICE guidelines