Welcome to James Hopkins Trust

Established in 1989 we provide care for babies and children up to the age of 5 who have a life limiting or life threatening condition while supporting their families.

We currently support over 100 children in Gloucestershire.

Since 1989 James Hopkins Trust has helped well over 600 children and their families in every corner of Gloucestershire, our free nursing respite can be night or day in the family home or at our purpose built multi-sensory respite centre and gardens called Kites Corner.

We are here to create very special, lasting memories at Kites Corner, which is filled with love and laughter.

Click any of the boxes below for more information.


Children and their families helped


Respite hours provided per month


£ Funding needed each year (min)


James Hopkins Trust Nurses

Why Support Us

We are the only charity in Gloucestershire to offer this level of care.

  • Day Centre Respite
  • Home Respite
  • Overnight care
  • Multi-Sensory Therapies
  • School Holiday Respite
  • Drop in Sessions for Familes

Key Cost Breakdowns

Your donate has a direct affect on the care and services we provide.

  • £10 will pay for a child to enjoy 1hr in our multi-sensory room
  • £15 will pay for 1 hours nursing respite in the child’s family home
  • £60 will pay for a 4 hour respite session for one child at Kites Corner
  • £500 will pay for one child’s 24 hour break and sleepover at Kites Corner
  • £1775 a day is needed to enable James Hopkins Trust to continue providing free nursing respite to the families we currently support.