News & Blog

Support and grants for families

Sometimes we all need a little help, whether it be with funding for equipment, emotional support or just some time out as a family.  There are various options to apply for funding for respite care,...

Posted 10 Aug 2018

Riverside School win national singing competition

Twenty lucky students at Riverside School in Orpington, Kent, have been crowned the winners of the Over the Rainbow singing competition from national children’s charity WellChild. Riverside students have not only been awarded the title...

Posted 08 Aug 2018

Six year old Keryn’s garden makeover

Keryn has a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome. She has low muscle tone, a heart condition, delayed learning and sleeping problems. She has no awareness of danger and will put anything in her mouth. Keryn has...

Posted 31 Jul 2018

Garden makeover - Keryn

Fighting for My Child: Rick’s Story

Following BBC Panorama’s ‘Fighting for My Child’ documentary on Monday 16th July. WellChild Parent Ambassador Rick shares his thoughts (and frustrations) with the lack of support available to families caring for a child with serious...

Posted 20 Jul 2018

WellChild Garden Makeover for Joe

Joe has a diagnosis of chromosomal deletion 9q34, a rare genetic disorder which means that he has a range of complex needs and severe learning difficulties. He requires physical assistance with all aspects of daily...

Posted 09 Jul 2018

Day two team

Better at Home with Better Care Conference

WellChild believes that all parents and carers need to feel confident and competent to care for their children at home and it was the parent voice that was at the heart of our ‘Better Home...

Posted 05 Jul 2018