Children and Young People

Supporting children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions to live life to the full

The Children and Young People’s Team (CYPT) at Jersey Hospice Care aim to ensure that children, young people, their families and those close to them are at the centre of all support provided. The service aims to enable children and young people to live their lives to their full potential throughout their illness, providing holistic care, support and advice. We recognise that this is possible by keeping the family at the centre of all assessment, planning and evaluation of care. The scope of Jersey Hospice Care’s CYPT is to provide palliative care to those children and young people who have a life-limiting or life-threatening diagnosis, from birth to 18 years.

We respond to individual needs flexibly and proactively, by empowering choice and independence and we are passionate about getting it right for every child and young person.

We provide:

  • Respite sessions in the child or young person’s home or at our designated CYPT rooms at Jersey Hospice Care
  • Access to emotional, and bereavement counselling and spiritual support
  • Respite care which is delivered by paediatric palliative care nursing staff
  • A close and effective partnership with the primary and acute health sectors to ensure continuity and integrated care

We will be appointing a Project Delivery team, who will be responsible for the design and construction of a specialist purpose-built facility for children and young people, with family accommodation, at Jersey Hospice Care. At present we do not have a children or young people’s in-patient service.

For more information, please see our information leaflet or do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing

How can I make a referral?

Please see link below for the children and young people’s team referral form.

If you have any doubts or concerns about how to proceed, please do not hesitate to give us a call on the number below.

What happens after a referral is made

When a referral is made, it will be assessed by the CYPT. We will speak to the people already involved in caring for your child or young person at home or in hospital. We will speak with you to assess how we can support you.

Association of Jersey Charities

Jersey Hospice Care is very grateful to the AJC for contributing towards the funding of our Lead Nurse in Children’s Palliative Care in 2019 and 2020.

Contact Us

Tel : (01534) 780780, Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 17:00

Email :