Our children's community nurses and support workers - the Keech Children's Community Team - are able to offer support to families within their own homes. This care is always led by the individual needs of the child and their family.
The type and level of support is varied, but will often include:
- nursing care
- help with medication and symptom control techniques
- practical and emotional support
- advice and information
- liaison and advocacy with other professional services
- short periods of social support
- end of life/ terminal care
Our community team is often a key link to families using our children's service for the first time. This first visit may be to access family support, music therapy or hydrotherapy. The team are also available to support the family during their initial stays at the hospice.
If a family chooses for their child to remain at home at the end of their life, the community team can offer 24 hour advice and support. After the child's death they will work in partnership with our family support team to provide ongoing bereavement support to the whole family.
Our community service is provided free-of-charge to families.