Parental support

Listening and talking are known to be a valuable way of providing support.

Cerysa sat in the lounge listening to a parent talking

Francis House provides care for the whole family.

The Hospice movement was founded on a belief in holistic care – physical, emotional and spiritual.

When parents stay at Francis House they have the opportunity to talk to the care team daily, not just about the physical aspects of care for their children, but also how life is for them.


Parents will meet other parents at the hospice and strike up friendships. Often they are able to offer both practical advice and emotional support to each other.


Two mums dressed as superheroes at Francis House

Friendships built among parents at Francis House

Parent Evenings

Parent Evenings are organised as social events with good food and entertainment. These are an opportunity to make new friendships, provide mutual support and talk to Senior staff in an informal relaxed environment.

"As a parent talking to others is the best form of therapy, it helps you come to terms with things and support each other. We wouldn’t have that if it wasn’t for Francis House and the events they hold for us."

Fiona - Mickie's mum