Life Limiting Conditions

Clifford House

Clifford House is for anyone affected by an illness that has no cure and their loved ones. Open 10am - 4pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Clifford House is open to anyone affected by an illness that has no cure, at any stage of that journey. Offers a place to relax, activities, advice and information sessions, and groups. Get support from others living with illness, and from professionals and volunteers who can help and inform. Everything is free of charge, including transport if you are unable to travel independently. Call 0114 235 7650 to discuss transport options.

The Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN)

Supporting professionals to find and share the knowledge and resources they need to deliver high quality, accessible bereavement care and signposting families, professionals and the public to sources of bereavement support.

The Small Creature - British Heart Foundation pack for bereaved children

A British Heart Foundation pack for children aged 3-8 who are coming to terms with the loss of a loved one. This resource helps parents, grandparents, carers, and guardians to encourage children to express the sentiments that they never got the chance to say, as well as learning how to hold onto the memories of those they loved.

When Someone Has A Very Serious Illness. Children Can Learn To Cope With Loss And Change

Book to help younger children understanding and feelings about illness and change, including basic concepts of illness and healthy coping skills. Includes lots of space for drawings. 

NHS Health A-Z - Conditions and treatments

Information about conditions, treatments and support for carers

Easy health leaflets

Large range of leaflets on different topics, explained in an accessible format

Yambo – The Sheena Amos Youth Trust

Support service for young people aged 12-19 who are affected by HIV. Young people can be HIV+ themselves or have a family member who is HIV+, and nobody has to disclose their own status unless they are happy to do so. The group meets every Friday from 4-6pm and offers social activities, support and information about a range of issues.

Supporting young carers in families with HIV (Booklet)

Professionals booklet including information on who young carers, impacts of caring, families with insecure immigration status, disclosure and confidentiality, and practical tips on how to offer support.

Film made by young people caring for parents affected by HIV and AIDS

A film made by young people with parents affected by HIV and Aids gives their moving accounts. These children wanted the world to know what it was like to live with a parent with HIV/Aids, and the 14-minute film they have made shows their reality.

Help for families around talking to their children when a close relative is dying

A range of information including what to tell the children in your life, handling difficult questions, and how to talk to children of different ages including very young children.