About WellChild (www.wellchild.org.uk)
There are thousands of children and young people in the UK living with a long-term or complex health condition. WellChild is the national charity working to ensure the best possible care and support for all these children and their families wherever they are and whenever they need it. Although best known for its UK-wide team of WellChild Nurses who provide practical and emotional support particularly in the home, the charity also invest in countless other projects to enable families with seriously ill children to get the support they need for every step of their journey. Through the WellChild Helping Hands scheme, the charity leads teams of volunteers to tackle simple but essential improvements in hundreds of families' homes. WellChild also ensures that the needs and views of families with very sick children are heard by governments and other decision makers.