Our Work

We want to ensure that all life-limited children and young people and their families have access to the services they need to enable them to enjoy a full life and face death when it comes. CHaL aims to achieve this by working together openly and constructively.

Our collective skills, experience and resources help us advance children’s hospice care. By sharing best practice, we seek to improve all areas of our operations, and our ultimate goal is to ensure that wherever a family receives support, the quality and standard of that care is consistently excellent.

We want to improve relevant services wherever we can. We work together to develop and deliver high-quality and innovative education, training and development to member hospices and our partner organisations.

For example, alongside joint training of our hospice staff, we have delivered accredited training to over 100 general practitioners in London to give them a better understanding of the needs of children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

We have run a 4 year programme, kindly funded by Burdett Trust for Nursing, to aid nurse recruitment and retention in hospices. This involved training and education initiatives across our hospices and rotation programmes between hospices and hospital settings. We continue to build on this programme to help us widen our pool of nurses across London.