Claire House opened its doors to children in December 1998 providing a service for babies, children and young people aged 0 – 23 years with life limiting conditions and their families from Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man.
Since 1998, Claire House has gone from strength to strength and is now providing leadership and focus for its many children, families and staff and also for supporters. In 2006 we opened our teenage extension which provides the facilities for young people, we now provide care for over 200 families.
The facilities are such that at any one time we can accommodate up to ten children and their families. Our building was originally designed in the shape of a ‘C’ and is set in 3.5 acres of beautifully landscaped and adapted gardens, with swings and a play area designed for wheelchairs.
Claire House has been built to the highest standards, while still maintaining a homely environment. All of the children’s bedrooms have doors that open onto their own patio area with a view of either the garden or our spectacular glass and stone water feature. We offer a home from home environment offering a place where families can relax, recharge their batteries and have fun with their children. Expert care is on hand to help them make the most of each day and live life to the full.
Claire House is not a sad place, it is a place for living. It provides an opportunity to share concerns and worries with people who understand. It is a place of fun and laughter, enjoyment, love and support.
Philosophy of Care
“The aim of Claire House Children’s Hospice is to enhance the quality of life for the child with a life-limiting condition, offering a high quality service with both personal and professional support. In partnership with the child and family, each child’s individual needs will be met; those of their family and significant carers will be recognised and respected in a safe ‘home from home’ environment.”