Haven House has launched a new animation film to raise awareness of the support we provide to families.

Created for Children’s Hospice Week, which takes places from 22-28 May, the film aims to dispel the myth that children’s hospices are “dark and dingy” places filled with “doom and gloom”.

The film shows a 24-hour period at Haven House in Woodford Green with staff caring for children in a number of different ways.

Care staff are seen helping a child who is in for respite get ready for school and caring for other children throughout the day.

The film shows children enjoying sensory play in the hospice’s state-of-the-art sensory room and a music therapy session in its Holistic Care Centre. It ends with a child getting ready for bed with the help of a nurse.

Eileen White, Director of Care at Haven House, said: “Our brand new animation film shows all the ways we support children with life-limiting conditions, whether that’s through planned respite, short break and end-of-life care or therapies designed to improve emotional and physical wellbeing.

“We know that some people still perceive children’s hospices to be dark and dingy places filled with doom and gloom, but our animation film shows this is simply not the case.

“We hope our film encourages more of our community to support our work and for families who could benefit from our services to not be afraid to ask for help.”

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