Our model of care is holistic. We understand the ripple effects of having a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition in the family and so we support the whole family including siblings. Parents have numerous demands upon their attention and siblings may be left feeling isolated.
The Family Activities Team organises events and days out for siblings. There are two age groups: 6-10 years and 11-18 years, which meet regularly.
Our annual event is the Sibling’s Weekend Away. This event and others in the programme allow children and young people to have positive, fun experiences while preparing for what may be difficult times ahead. The weekend helps to foster close and supportive relationships between the siblings.