Family support in children and young adults

At Oswald’s we are committed to providing services for the whole family.

Our care team offer confidential 1-1 support to parents and we also strive to bring families together, to get to know one another and benefit from peer support.

For families wishing to stay with us, we offer four en-suite bedrooms, a bathroom and a lounge area with kitchenette. Parents can also benefit from our free complementary therapy service.

As we know that brothers and sisters of children with chronic conditions can feel forgotten, we offer dedicated support for siblings too.


Words cannot express how important a role you all play in families lives when they need you the most. You are a tremendous support and we have been privileged to experience your unique skills when we needed them. Keep up the good work.


Bereavement Support

If a child dies, at St Oswald’s, their own home or in hospital, we are here to provide ongoing, bereavement support to families.

If you’re a family already benefiting from our services, please access our Family Zone for more information about staying with us, useful websites and our regular news updates.