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Choosing the right education for your child

Choosing the right education for your child can be a daunting task. Especially when they have special educational needs, or complex care needs. You want to be sure the nursery, school or college you choose...

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

Mountain Rescue Day for WellChild Families

Recently WellChild families attended a Mountain Rescue Day at Holcombe Moor Amy Training Camp in Bury Lancashire which was hosted by Bolton, Bowland Pennine, Calder Valley, Holme Valley and Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Teams....

Posted 03 Aug 2016

#notanurse_but a Dad

“A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.” – Confused!!! What are dad’s plans for Sophie when she leaves school?  – Errr, I don’t have any.” What are...

Posted 17 Jun 2016

Product Recommendation

WellChild Family Tree member Emma has just received some pyjamas for her son Charlie from Wrap Pyjama Fairies. Their simple goal is to create and distribute beautiful pyjamas and surgical gowns that give children an emotional boost...

Posted 09 May 2016

Family Holidays

“When you are a parent of a seriously ill child, it can be easy to lose your resilience, and parents can often feel that it is too difficult to go away for a break, with...

Posted 27 Apr 2016