Caring for the child and the whole family

Alexander Devine offers a range of care and support services for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, and their families.

Read about some of ways we help families in their own homes, in the community or at our hospice.

What will you leave behind?

Not only could your Will help secure your family’s future, it could also help ensure the future of Alexander’s incredible legacy – our much-needed children’s hospice service.

Find out how you could benefit from our free Will writing service and how even a small gift in your Will could change a child’s life.

What we do

We provide specialist care and support to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families, across Berkshire and the surrounding counties.

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You can help

Our vital work is only possible because of the kindness and support of wonderful people like you! 

 

Alexander
About us

Alexander is the inspiration for our children’s hospice service, an extraordinary and brave boy who sadly passed away at the age of 8 from a rare brain tumour.

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Join the team

We are looking for dedicated individuals to join our dynamic team as we continue to develop and grow our children’s hospice service.

It costs around £1.8 million to run our children’s hospice service each year

135+

children and their families we currently support 

14,450+

hours of care and support for families in the past year 

80%

of our income comes from donations, fundraising and gifts in Wills

Our services

We understand that having a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition can impact on everything you do. That’s why we care for the child and the whole family.

Our holistic approach is bespoke for every child and family in order to provide the best possible care and support that they need. 

As well as the clinical care, we open up opportunities for children and their siblings to experience fun, joy and adventures, and help families make precious memories for as long as they have.

Respite care

Specialist play

Symptom management

Family support

End of life care

Bereavement support

Need our help?

The word hospice should not seem scary and getting support from us doesn’t have to mean a child’s death is imminent. Helping to enrich the lives of the children and their families is at the heart of our service, our end of life and bereavement support is just a part of what we do.

Our children’s hospice service covers the whole of Berkshire and the surrounding counties. Anyone can make a referral to Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service and if you think your child may be eligible for our services, please do get in touch.

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Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service is the operating name of Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 5757493

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