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Supporting your whole family

When we are caring for you or someone from your family we'll help support your whole family; from children and grandchildren to nieces and nephews and other young people, so they have the most positive experience of childhood possible. We also ask them for their views when we are planning your care.

When a young person experiences challenges because of their situation, we work with other agencies, with the child’s school, the family social worker or other organisations already involved with the family.

We do this in partnership with Barnardo's Keeping the Family in Mind collaborative and Action with Young Carers Liverpool, we call it the Whole Family approach.

Have your visit in one of our family rooms

The 'Think Family' approach has led to the development of 16 award winning family visiting rooms at all our inpatient units. The rooms allow children, young people and their families to visit their parent or family member in a comfortable and private environment, away from the ward.  Each room is like a small sitting room, designed for and by young people, with toys and playthings to provide the feel of a homely environment.  Family rooms must reach a suitable standard; this is denoted by the ‘Jelly Baby’ logo, designed by young carers Sarah and Rachael, which is the kite mark awarded by the young people. 


To find out more about our family rooms and how we support families contact:

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