Helen & Douglas House: respite

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Helen & Douglas House: respite

Service details

If you are the parent/carer of a child or young person with a life-shortening illness, we are able to provide residential short-break respite for the young person (0-35 years) to enable you to have a break - with the confidence of a high level of care for your child.


No charge is made from your own money, however we do seek a contribution from public sector monies, including those allocated via a Personal Budget.

Main telephone

01865 794749



The page was last updated on 23 September 2019

Service summary

Hospice care for children and young adults (0-35 years). Medically-supported, residential respite care is provided in a dedicated age-appropriate environment in Oxford.  

Further information

We provide specialist hospice care for children and young adults who are seriously and terminally ill.  We also provide support for the wider family.
We shape the care we offer around the needs of each individual, and aim to provide continuity, quality and safety in an environment appropriate to the young people and families we look after.

We provide medically-supported respite at the hospice and seek to enable a quality of life in line with individuals' capabilities and desires.  We also offer highly specialist care for complex and developing conditions, including at end of life.

Client groups

Anyone can make a referral (with the person's permission).  Referrals are evaluated using the hospice's assessment criteria and contacts made with your key health professionals.  

Main address

14A Magdalen Road