When it comes to your child, a lot of the focus becomes on treatment, managing symptoms, appointments and medications – and it can all get exhausting. That’s why Demelza offers Care at Home. Our registered nurses and health care assistants go directly into your home to provide care, crisis intervention, an on-call service and respite.

Bobby and Health Care Assistant at Eltham

Individualised care

Each personal session will be tailored to your family’s specific needs. One of our health care assistants or registered nurses will take care of the child, so that you can take some time out; last year one mum used the time to take driving lessons and another told us it is the only opportunity she gets to properly vacuum her stairs. The time will be yours to do exactly what you need or want to do, knowing your child is being cared for by our highly trained and experienced team.
Healthcare Assistant with child

Expert nursing care

Our registered nurses have extensive knowledge and experience administering complex medication regimes, including the use of a syringe driver. We will work collaboratively with community care colleagues to support you and your child should you require this or have recently come out of hospital.
Jack receiving Care at Home

Flexible support at home

Care at Home gives you the choice of how and where to receive care. Rather than having to travel to our hospices, you can receive support in an environment that feels comfortable for you and your child.
Ralph with Registered Nurse on the swings at Demelza Kent

Building relationships

At Demelza, we get to know every child, young person and family we work with, to make sure you receive a care plan as individualised and unique as you are. Our care teams will take the time to get to know you and learn more about your needs. In doing so, we can provide bespoke care and support and build strong and trusting relationships, so everyone gets the most out of the experience.

Want to enquire about Care at Home?

If you're an existing Demelza family you can get in touch with us to enquire about Care at Home.

If you're not currently supported by Demelza, complete our referral form to see how we can help.

Other services

Practical support volunteer painting a fence

Practical support volunteers

At Demelza we do our best to help make life as easy as possible. Our practical support volunteers can help with a range of activities so that you can focus on taking care of your child and making memories.

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Chloe with her family and a Health Care Assistant

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.

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Ralph and a Registered Nurse ringing the HMS bell at Demelza Kent

Short breaks

Our short breaks and day care can be of benefit to the whole family, as they enable everyone to have a much-needed rest.

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Practical support volunteer painting a fence

Practical support volunteers

At Demelza we do our best to help make life as easy as possible. Our practical support volunteers can help with a range of activities so that you can focus on taking care of your child and making memories.

Chloe with her family and a Health Care Assistant

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.

Ralph and a Registered Nurse ringing the HMS bell at Demelza Kent

Short breaks

Our short breaks and day care can be of benefit to the whole family, as they enable everyone to have a much-needed rest.