News & Blog

Day in the life of a parent carer

As Carers Week draws to a close Jill, mum to Noah and Oscar, shares a typical ‘day in the life’… #‎notanurse_but this was my day last week, a straightforward day for me without any additional...

Posted 16 Jun 2017

The WellChild Family Tree: Jack’s story

Jack’s family are part of the WellChild Family Tree and were recently involved in making bracelets for guests of the 2016 WellChild Awards. Jack’s mum tells us all about Jack and the support they have...

Posted 02 Jun 2017

WellChild parents deliver workshop at prestigious conference

Parents from WellChild’s parent-led campaign #notanurse_but and Mother’s Instinct were invited to deliver a workshop with paediatric trainees at this year’s London School of Paediatrics Conference at The Tower Hotel The Focus The conference focused...

Posted 28 Feb 2017

Choosing the right education for your child

Please note, the following information only refers to children and young people in England. For information about Wales please see Contact A Families Education in Wales, or for Scotland or Northern Ireland please call Contact...

Posted 27 Feb 2017

Choosing the right education for your child

Eloise’s story: why I’m supporting WellChild

Eloise, a young carer and member of our Children and Young People’s Panel tells us about her involvement with WellChild … My name is Eloise and I am a young carer for my beautiful little...

Posted 07 Feb 2017

WellChild Friendship Bracelets

Leading up to this year’s WellChild Awards we ran a bracelet making competition – an amazing 21 WellChild families took part and made almost 700 bracelets! Each guest at the 2016 WellChild Awards received one...

Posted 01 Nov 2016

Writing a Will

Writing a Will can be a daunting experience especially for parents and carers of children with exceptional health needs. Here are some organisations that can help you write a will and ensure that your loved...

Posted 24 Oct 2016

Wolfram Syndrome Annual Conference

We held our 5th annual Wolfram Conference on Saturday 8th October 2016, at Whittlebury Hall Hotel and Spa. It was the most successful so far, with 93 people attending! Attendees enjoyed a mix of presentations, workshops...

Posted 09 Oct 2016

Sleep Support

Lack of sleep is one of the most commonly discussed topics in the WellChild online support group. It includes discussions about: Parents that need support so they can get some much needed sleep I’m struggling...

Posted 09 Sep 2016