To develop and promote children’s hospice services in Scotland.
CHAS runs two children’s hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. (See separate record for Robin House). At any one time, Rachel House and Robin House can each accommodate eight children or young people and their families.
CHAS also provides a home care service, called CHAS at Home, staffed from both hospices and with a dedicated team in Inverness and Aberdeen. The service offers care to families in their own homes when they need it most.
Services offered by CHAS:
- Short planned breaks
- Outreach services – including home support, social work advice and support, and bereavement support
- Emergency admission in times of special need
- End of life care
- Bereavement support
- Support and advice for families.
The services are free to families who need them and are funded mainly through the generosity of the many supporters who help the charity to raise over £6 million needed each year to provide these vital hospice services.
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