Little Heroes Care Program

Background

In 2011, we launched ChildFamilyCare, an initiative funded by Little Heroes Foundation and delivered in conjunction with various like-minded charities, to support the unmet needs of children and their families in their life after diagnosis of cancer and/or a serious illness. Following the success of this program, it was refined and rebranded as Little Heroes Care in 2012.

Program Vision

Little Heroes Care continues to support the unmet needs of children and their families in their life after diagnosis of cancer and a broad range of paediatric rare serious illnesses.

To this day, Little Heroes Care works closely with like-minded charities and medical institutions to achieve this vision, and offers support services to seriously ill children and families based in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Program Services

Little Heroes Care support includes:

  • Practical assistance, therapies and equipment for children and families being cared for by the Paediatric Palliative Care Service at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Access to car parking close to the hospital
  • Professional home cleaning support during intensive treatment
  • In-home nursing support for children with Epidermolysis Bullosa (also known as “butterfly children”) in South Australia. This specialised nursing care reduces the need for hospital stays and gives parents respite from the traumatic task of changing their child’s dressings daily
  • Fuel cards to help with the costs of travelling for treatment
  • Grocery vouchers to help with the costs of living between home and the hospital
  • Financial assistance to help cover household bills and unexpected costs
  • Provision of ‘Hospital PJs’ specially designed for easy access to ports and lines
  • Alex’s Playground – providing backyard play equipment for seriously ill children with critically low immune systems
  • Education and tuition support- including school choice consultancy and advice and parenting seminars through a partnership with Feegrade Educational Consultancy

Additionally, Little Heroes Care supports the Palliative Care Unit at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

For more information about Little Heroes Care, please contact our office.

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