Children's Community Nurses

Our Children's Community Nurses support families from the time a child is diagnosed and throughout their illnesses. They visit the children in their homes where they may give medications, change nasal gastric tubes and dressings, take blood samples etc. so that the child/youngster does not have to go to hospital for these interventions. They also teach and enable parents to have the confidence to care for their child. The nurses also liaise with other professionals involved in the child’s care.

Health Care Assistants

Our Health Care Assistants support families by spending time with the Snowdrop child or their siblings out of the house, or playing with them in their own home. This allows parents some respite, or quality time with another child and the children to enjoy a different environment or experience new creative play.

The Snowdrop Counsellors

Our counsellors offer valuable emotional support. They help by befriending and supporting families throughout their child's illness should it be needed. They also provide bereavement support.

Financial Assistance

The charity helps in any way that can relieve parents of the extra financial problems that occur when a child has a life threatening or terminal illness e.g. household equipment and bills, travelling expenses to hospital and so much more.

Thoughts from our Snowdrop Families

Since The Snowdrop Trust was founded in 1993, the Trust has supported hundreds of families. Each family's journey is different;