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The Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is a Scottish charity that provides hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-limiting conditions.
A children's hospice offers professional care, practical help and emotional support to the whole family usually from the day of acceptance, to the death of their child and beyond.
CHAS runs two children's hospices - Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. Both hospices are purpose built and each can provide ongoing support for up to 200 families across Scotland each year. At any one time, the hospices can accommodate up to eight children or young people and their families.
CHAS also runs the CHAS at Home service which offers support to families referred to the hospices by providing a care service to families in their own homes when they need it most.
The range of services CHAS provides are free to children, young people and families who need them.
The services include:
- Short planned breaks
- Outreach services / CHAS at Home
- Emergency admission
- End of Life Care
- Bereavement support
- Information and advice
Last updated on 21/07/2012
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