Family Information

Family support at James Hopkins Trust

We understand the impact having a child needing such specialist support can have on a family. James Hopkins Trust give families the chance to relax by providing them with the opportunity to spend quality time together, knowing their child is in safe hands. James Hopkins Trust is here to support the whole family.

James Hopkins Trust is a brilliant place for families to meet other families who have a life limited or severely disabled child. Many lifelong friendships are made through James Hopkins Trust and there is a wonderful sense of community at Kites Corner. Caring for a disabled child is a labour of love, but it can also be physically and emotionally demanding. We are here  to provide families with the support they need by offering a safe and caring environment for their children while they take a well-deserved break.


Helping Families

Caring for a disabled child is a labour of love, but it can also be physically and emotionally demanding. Parents often struggle juggling the additional responsibilities that their child’s condition or disability brings to family life. We’re here to offer families the support they require, providing a safe and caring space for their child while they take a well-deserved break. It’s a chance for parents to unwind, be themselves and enjoy their role as caregivers. Siblings, who might be feeling isolated or overwhelmed, get an opportunity to play together, share special moments and have some fun too.

We recognise the diverse needs of each family and child. Our dedicated team is expertly trained and experienced in caring for children with various abilities, guaranteeing that every child receives the personalised attention and care they rightfully deserve.

Our services are personalised to meet the specific needs of every child. Whether it’s medical assistance, play therapy, or simply a friendly environment, our approach is tailored to prioritise each child’s comfort and happiness. Our environment encourages connections among children and families facing similar experiences, creating friendships that become a source of joy and support for the whole family.

Finding time and making friends

At James Hopkins Trust, families find a supportive community where they can connect with others facing similar challenges of having a life limited or severely disabled child. Lifelong friendships blossom at Kites Corner, creating a wonderful sense of community. Families often express how much they enjoy coming to Kites Corner and appreciate the understanding environment, the specialised care and the opportunity to forge lasting connections. It is a place where, despite their challenges, families discover moments to smile and make magic memories.

Our professional team is committed to ensuring the well-being of your child. From specialised care to fun-filled activities, we understand the importance of play for all children. Kites Corner is fully equipped with specialist equipment and engaging, fun activities that promote learning, stimulate creativity, and encourage social interaction.


How We Help

Rest for Caregivers

Parents and caregivers often put their own needs on hold. James Hopkins Trust offers a temporary break from caregiving duties, allowing parents and carers to rest, regroup and tend to their well-being.

Social Connection

Families who share similar experiences can find solace and camaraderie. James Hopkins Trust provides an opportunity for families to connect, share stories and build a supportive network.

Child-Centered Care

We believe in fostering a nurturing environment where each child is respected and cherished. Our activities and care are tailored to each child’s unique needs and preferences.


Family Involvement Group

As Parents and carers of children and young people who have or are using James Hopkins Trust’s services joining our Family Involvement Group is not just a chance to connect, but a way to play a vital role in the shaping James Hopkins Trust. Your unique experiences and insights can guide our efforts to better support the children and their families who are part of the James Hopkins Trust community. You will contribute directly to the positive impact we make, plus it’s a wonderful opportunity to meet others who share similar experiences, forming a supportive community. Together, we can build a stronger charity and create a space where everyone feels involved, valued and understood.

If you are interested in being part of the Family Involvement Group or joining the secure Facebook page for our families, please contact who will be able to help.

To learn more about our services, schedule a visit, or become a part of our community, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to provide the support and understanding that every family deserves.

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