Support for the family

Demelza offers support for the family as well as the child, parents, carers, siblings and grandparents. Read about the support and groups available.


Therapies at Demelza can help you, your child and your family to express emotions that are too difficult to put into words, through art and music.

Short breaks

Our short breaks and day care can be of benefit to the whole family. We offer short breaks at home, overnight short breaks in the hospice, and day care in the home, community and in the hospice.

End of life care

Our nursing and family support teams are available to help you think about the choices you may wish to consider at this time.

Symptom & medication management

Symptom management is about helping to improve the comfort and quality of life for children living with a serious or life-limiting condition.