Richard House Children's Hospice

Richard House Children's Hospice

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  • Children / families
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Young people

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Opened in 2000, Richard House was London’s first children’s hospice. It was founded by our Life-President Anthea Hare, who was inspired by both her experience as a paediatric nurse at Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, and through helping her parents to look after her severely autistic brother.

Today we support more than 300 families from Newham, Barking, Dagenham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Redbridge, Haringey, Islington, Ilford, Camden and into South Essex.

From the moment a child is diagnosed with a life-limiting, life-threatening or complex health condition everything changes. These changes affect the whole family, which is why we feel it is vital not only to provide care to the child but to support the whole family and to help families choose when, where and how they receive care.


Our vision

Our vision is for communities to have space where they can journey together to create memories of living and dying.


Our values

We take PRIDE in our values…

We create a happy and POSITIVE environment for all

We are RESPECTFUL and welcome people from all our diverse communities and treat them with care and respect

We value openness and INTEGRITY in all our dealings

Our DEDICATED staff and volunteers put children, young people and families at the centre of our work

We are passionate about achieving EXCELLENCE in all we do.

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