Boy at Little Havens


About Little Havens

Little Havens is a hospice set in beautiful meadowland in Rayleigh, Essex.

We care for children and young people up to the age of 19 from Essex and the London surrounding boroughs who have been diagnosed with a complex or incurable condition.

We offer overnight respite breaks, emergency stays, symptom management and care at the end of a child’s life. There are also ‘Day Stay’ sessions and the opportunity to attend specific groups and activities relevant to you and your child’s needs.

Support is also offered to the child’s family.

Please note - If you are planning on visiting either one of our hospices or any of patients within the community, please be aware of the latest government advice regarding the recent Coronavirus outbreak. For more information visit the official government website.

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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.

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