Brent Children’s Community Team help to brighten children’s day

Published: 12th January 2024

Our Brent Children’s Community Team have been helping to put a smile on children and young people’s faces over the festive period.

The team provides care to patients with acute and complex needs and those with life limiting and long-term health conditions. Our nurses support families to be more confident in looking after their child at home and help to enhance the quality of life for children and young people by caring for them in their home and reducing their risk of returning to hospital.

brent.jpgThanks to generous toy donations from the Ace Café, Haven House Hospice, Treat for Kids, and other organisations, the team were able to give out over 150 presents to the children and young people they care for.

The festive season is usually a time to spend with loved ones, but for children and young people spending the holidays feeling unwell and poorly, it can be an upsetting time. Toys are fun to play with but also can be comforting, a distraction, a way to relieve boredom, and motivation to engage in activities. Some toys can even help some children to relieve any anxieties that they may face.

Nicky Willcox, Brent Children’s Community Nursing Service Manager, said: “We are so grateful for all the donations received. It has really helped us to make a difference during our visits. This means so much to all the team as we are acutely aware of the financial challenges our families face and we hope that the children will enjoy playing with the toys.

“One parent told us that the gift has bought a tremendous amount of joy to their child at such a difficult time and thanked the community nurses for being so thoughtful and generous.”

Thank you to everyone involved.

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