Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Young people

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Our Mission

  • To enable children (0-18 years) with life-shortening conditions, to live as well and as fully as possible to the end of their lives, and to support their needs and wishes at the time of their death.
  • To provide palliative care at a specialist level for children, through medical and nursing expertise, emotional and practical support.
  • To support the families of the children we support through their shortened life, through their death, and into bereavement.
  • To be a regional centre of excellence in palliative care, based in Oxford, working closely with professionals in hospitals and in the community, to plan and provide local support tailored to individual needs.

Our Values

  • We are creative and resourceful
  • We are open and honest
  • We are caring
  • We lead by example
  • We are committed to partnership


The Services We Currently Provide To Achieve our Mission

  • We are dedicated to the care and support of children, their families and carers.
  • We provide symptom management and end-of-life care, as well as respite, emotional and bereavement support.
  • We are based in Oxford and serve people across the region, including those living in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Swindon and Wiltshire, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire.
  • We provide in-house care at our purpose-built facilities in Oxford – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In parallel, we support people in their own homes, their local communities, and in hospitals.
  • We do this through our expert team of staff and volunteers, working closely with each individual, their family, and the wider team of professionals around them.

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