The National Holiday Fund For Sick Children - Respite

Type of service:
Social Care Services
14 Buttermere, NHF Office, Hemsby, Norfolk, NR29 4JZ
Telephone number:
01493 731235
Email address:
Service description:
To take chronically or terminally ill children and temporarily or permanently physically disabled children, accompanied by appropriately qualified carers and fully qualified medical staff, on a unique international adventure, primarily to Florida, USA.

In doing so parents, guardians and carers of those children have an opportunity to take a much needed respite, knowing their charges are having the best of care and continuity of medical attention while they are away from home. It also provides an opportunity to give extra or undivided attention to others in the family.

Each holiday is of two weeks duration with a group normally consisting of twelve children, each of whom is accompanied by a carer. In addition there is an experienced group leader, a qualified Doctor and a senior nurse. All of the groups are fully insured with the children being individually assessed.

Apply online or call for more information. When you have made an application they will ask for the child's full medical history from their hospital consultant and GP.

Please visit the website to complete the online application form.
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Age range:
8 years - 18 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Life Limiting Illnesses
Referral route:
  • Self Referral
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