HOSPICE ASSOCIATION SCOTLAND
The Colin McRae Vision already works
very closely with the Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS)
and have been in discussions with them aiding the expansion of their
CHAS is the only charity in Scotland
that provides hospice services for children and young people with
CHAS runs two children's hospices,
Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. The hospices
support the whole family by offering short planned breaks, emergency
support, end of life care and a range of bereavement services.
CHAS also provides a home care service,
called CHAS at Home, staffed from both hospices and with a dedicated
team in Inverness. The service offers care to families in their
own homes when they need it most.
CHAS currently supports over 250 families,
as well as a significant number of families who receive bereavement
support. The services are funded mainly through the generosity of
the many supporters who help raise over £6 million needed
each year to provide these vital hospice services.
AT HOME ABERDEEN
CHAS at Home expanding
In October CHAS at Home expanded into
Aberdeen to help local families in their own homes when they need
it most. The expansion into Aberdeen will mean CHAS can support
more families in and around Aberdeen providing nursing care, emotional
support and practical help
Why have we chosen to expand in
The decision to expand the CHAS at
Home service in Aberdeen came after the charity worked in consultation
with Paediatric Consultants in Aberdeen, and identified that it
is reaching under 50% of children and young people in the area who
are known to have life-shortening conditions. It's hoped a new CHAS
at Home team in Aberdeen will encourage more families to use CHAS
services to give them extra support.
Colin McRae Vision is already working with CHAS and all funds raised
by TrekScotland will go towards the establishment of the CHAS at
Home services in Aberdeen.
Visit CHAS at www.chas.org.uk
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