WellChild is the national charity working to ensure the best possible care and support for all seriously ill children and their families across the UK.
Their vision is for all seriously ill children and young people in the UK to have the best quality of care whatever their diagnosis, situation or location.
They work towards achieving this vision by:
- Providing practical and emotional support to seriously ill children, young people and their families, enabling them to leave hospital and live life in their own homes.
- Funding projects and research to ensure parents, carers and those who work in the children’s healthcare sector are better equipped to provide support to children and young people with long term, complex healthcare needs.
- Influencing the future of health, education and social care policy to ensure it meets the needs of families of seriously ill children and young people.
The values and beliefs that underpin all of their work are:
They are passionate about what they do
They are passionate about everything – from raising funds and awareness through to ensuring that families get the support they need for every step of their journey. They are resilient and remain positive in their outlook even when times are tough.
Their work is shaped by those around them
They ensure all their work is informed by the voice of the people they come into contact with. That’s true whether they’re a child, young person, parent or a company wanting to work in partnership with them to raise funds for their work.
They are caring and receptive
They are approachable and supportive and they treat everyone with mutual respect. That’s why, although they are 100% professional, the WellChild environment is always warm, friendly, open and honest.
They empower others and we are they’re not afraid of letting go and embracing change
They are inclusive and collaborative. They empower everyone from our staff to the families they support to enable them to make their own decisions. They’re not afraid of letting go and enabling others – from funders through to partner charities – to help build on their ideas.
They go the extra mile
They are ambitious and committed, determined to go the extra mile to ensure the best for themselves, the people they support, funders and anyone else who comes into contact with them.
They foster an environment where creativity thrives
They believe that we can only get better at what they do by innovating and challenging the status quo. They aren’t afraid to do things differently and that’s why creativity is at WellChild’s heart.