Useful Links

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The following charities grant wishes for children and young people with life threatening and life limiting conditions:

Caudwell Children
www.caudwellchildren.com

Dreams Come True
www.dctc.org.uk

Make a Wish Foundation
www.make-a-wish.org.uk

Starlight
www.starlight.org.uk

Promise Dreams
www.promisedreams.co.uk

Rays of Sunshine
www.raysofsunshine.org.uk

Whizz-Kidz
www.whizz-kids.org.uk

Holiday Information
The Care Team can also provide information about holidays, accommodation and experiences suitable for children and young people with disabilities, please ask us.

The following organisations offer bereavement support:

The Dove Service

The Dove Service offers counselling and support to those struggling with the impact of bereavement, significant loss, or life changing/limiting illness. They provide services supporting Children and young people, Adults, Learning Disability and those supporting people with Learning Disabilities and also carers. They also offer clinical excellence in counselling and support for bereavement and loss achieving BACP Accreditation and ISO 9001 quality standards for counselling services.
Contact details:
The Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5DD
Telephone 01782 683155 / 683153
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A Child of Mine
A Child of Mine is there to help and support anyone affected by the death of a child, in as many ways as possible. They support all families such as: parents, siblings and all family members who have been through a bereavement of a child.
Contact details:
Helpline: 07803 751229 between 9am and 5pm
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Child Bereavement UK (CBUK)
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Their vision is for all families to have the support they need to rebuild their lives.
The charity has experience in delivering the following direct services at a growing number of locations across the country:
• Individual, couple and family support sessions
• Parents' support groups for baby and child death and support through a subsequent pregnancy
• Children and Young People's groups (CHYPS) for children to attend with adult carers
• A Young People's Advisory Group (YPAG) for bereaved young people up to age 25
They also offer consultancy and bespoke solutions for organisations looking to address specific local needs.
Contact Details:
Clare Charity Centre, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4BF
Our phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
Bereavement Services
Tel: 01494 568900
Website

Funeral Services Guide 
More than a mere directory of quality funeral services' providers and suppliers, the comprehensive funeral services' guide goes one step further. The Funeral Services Guide aims to be the only online resource that you'll ever need when handling your, or your loved one's final affairs, covering everything from coping emotionally, to step-by-step guides on handling practicalities with minimal stress.
Contact Details:
Funeral Services Guide Ltd
20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU.
Email
Website

The Bereavement Midwife Service at University Hospital North Midlands (Previously: UHNS)

University Hospitals' bereavement staff are here to help you during this difficult time.
They will advise you on the practical steps you need to take following a death and offer help on coping with grief. Staff will also signpost you to various organizations that can help you sort out both practical and emotional issues.
Leaflets and booklets such as 'Helping you to cope with bereavement' which includes 'Registering a death at the Hospital' are also available from the hospital.
Advice can be given on the following:
• How to obtain a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death
• How to Register a death and obtain a Death Certificate
• What to do if a post mortem is necessary
• Visiting the Chapel of Rest
• How to organize the funeral
• Advice in relation to Funeral Payment from the Social Fund
• Provide booklet from the Department of Works and Pensions
• The procedure for disposal of foetal tissues, body parts and organs
• Who to inform following a death
• Signposting to Counselling and emotional support services
Contact details:
Telephone: 01782 676323 or 01782 676324.
Opening Times: 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday (Closed Bank Holidays)
Website

Tourism for All 
www.tourismforall.org.uk
A national charity that provides information on accessible holiday venues and places in the UK and abroad for disabled people, their careers and family. 

Revitalise
revitalise.org.uk

A national charity that specialises in short breaks throughout the year for adults and children (aged six and older) with physical disabilities, dementia or sight impairment, and their carers. The charity has holiday centres around the UK, and also offers holidays in Spain and Germany. All Revitalise centres are registered as personal care centres and most are also registered as nursing care centres. However, the charity does not have the resources to provide holidays for people who are bed-dependent, or who have uncontrolled epilepsy, learning difficulties, or mental health problems. 

The Disaway Trust
www.disaway.co.uk

A registered charity that organises group holidays internationally and in the UK for people with physical disabilities aged 16 to 80 years and their carers. 

Holidays for All
www.holidaysforall.org

An umbrella website for various specialist tour companies and disability charities. Holidays for All has listings for a range of holiday providers who specialise in breaks for people with sensory and physical disabilities, their friends and carers around the UK and abroad. 

Livability Holidays
www.livability.org.uk
 
A charity, and offers accessible hotel and self-catering holidays in the UK located by popular seaside venues.

DisabledGo
www.disabledgo.com

Online access information to more than 90,000 venues across the UK and Ireland.

My Family Our Needs
www.myfamilyourneeds.co.uk

The lifestyle site for families, carers and practitioners supporting children and young adults with additional needs.

The Donna Louise Children's Hospice, 1 Grace Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 8FN

Reception: 01782 654440
Fundraising hotline: 01782 654444
Email: info@donnalouisetrust.org

The Donna Louise Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in England and Wales No. 3701610 and registered with The Charity Commission No.1075597.

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