Ava and Evie enjoying music therapy at the hospice with family

Children's and Young People's Care

About our care

Our Vision is ‘Making every day count’ where we focus on life, living and what is important to our children, young people and their families. At Little Havens we are passionate about providing the best palliative and supportive care to improve the lives of those affected by complex or incurable conditions.

We care for children and young people up to the age of 25 from Essex and the surrounding boroughs who have been diagnosed with a complex or incurable condition. Support is also offered to the family.

Our eligibility criteria is based on the Together For Short Lives definitions. Some children will need further assessment.

  • Conditions where curative treatment may fail
  • Conditions where premature death is inevitable
  • Progressive conditions without curative options
  • Irreversible, but non progressive conditions, causing severe disability

This list is to be used as a guide only and is not exhaustive of the eligible conditions.

Boy sat in garden at Little Havens playing with dinosaur toys

We don’t charge a penny for our care

And that’s only possible because of donations made by people like you. Your donation means we can continue 'Making every day count' for every child who needs us.



Find out how our specialist Care Teams can support children living with complex or incurable conditions, as well as their families.

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Harry smiling with sisters next to him
Having a child with very complex needs you can feel like you are standing on the outside looking in. But going to Little Havens gives our family a space to just ‘be’. Lucy, Harry's Mum