A lack of land means this may be the final children’s hospice built in London.
The new building, in Barnet, will serve two vital purposes:
- a community hub for palliative activities and support
- the area’s only specialist end-of-life care provision to children and their families.
Noah’s Ark families talk about their hopes for the hospice.
The charity receives less than 10 per cent of its funding from statutory sources. Its care is provided thanks to the fundraising efforts of the community – and the new building will be too.
We currently support around 150 children and their families at home and in the community. The new building will enable us to care for more than 450.
Technological and medical advances are enabling many children with degenerative and life-threatening illnesses to live longer. A local, purpose-built hospice meeting their changing palliative needs is long overdue.
The community launched the charity in 1999. Ground-breaking models of care at home and in the community were developed, however, the hospice building has always been the ultimate aspiration – as well as a vital care requirement.