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 and The J’s, 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.

Phoneix in the Multi Sensory Room at Little Havens

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 even during the Coronavirus outbreak.



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

Little Havens

The J's

Hospice at Home

Wellbeing Care

Vivien in the garden at Little Havens
I didn’t realise that it would be a home from home, it completely changed my view about what a hospice could be. Julie, Vivien’s mum