At the start of 2022, we’d like to once again highlight the work of Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice in Liverpool, a charity providing various services, including 24 hour support, for families of babies with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses. The Hospice costs £1.6 million to run every year, and relies on donations from the local community and businesses for 80% of its funding.
The respite care provided by Zoë’s Place involves packages tailored to the individual needs of the child and the carers. Support is allocated based on an assessment and usually involves a minimum stay of two nights per month at the Hospice, during which time the baby will be cared for by a Registered Nurse & Senior Care Assistant and provided with services by a Play Leader, Art Therapist and Physiotherapist. Emergency respite care is also possible following a referral from, for example, a hospital, GP or social services.
Zoë’s Place works as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside a GP and palliative care consultant to optimise the quality of life of babies with very serious conditions and maintain an effective round-the-clock care service for families. The Hospice provides various forms of family support, including a Facebook group, coffee afternoons, activity days for siblings and bereavement support.
There are various ways to support Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice apart from making a donation, including getting involved in fundraising, volunteering or taking part in outdoor and online events. Bartletts Solicitors is proud to be a long-term corporate supporter of Zoë’s Place, and would like to send the Hospice and its outstanding staff our very best wishes for 2022. Please consider supporting this vital local charity in whatever way possible: