Sunshine House

Sunshine House

What is the service?

Sunshine House offers short breaks for children and young people with long term conditions, life limiting conditions and/ or complex health needs.

We also offer end of life care if this is the child, young person and/ or their family's choice.

Our 24 hour service provides holistic care to children and young people aged 0-18 from Hull and East Riding. 

For more infomation on Sunshine House, please see our leaflet here

Aims of the service

  • To deliver a high quality and safe community children's service which is personally responsive, caring and inclusive.

  • To provide short breaks for children and young people with long term conditions, life limiting conditions and/ or complex health needs.

  • To offer end of life care, if this is the child or young person and their family's choice.

Sunshine House offers:

  • A home from home environment that supports children and young people's individual needs and encourages friendship, play and fun activities. 

  • Short breaks including overnight, weekend and day care.

  • Monthly weekend youth club where young people can be with their friends, enjoy planned activities, themed events and local trips out.

The Team

We are a team of Children's, Adult and Learning Disability Nurses, Health and Development Practitioners and Health Care Support Workers. 


All rooms at Sunshine House are fully equipped to meet the needs of the children and young people we care for. Each room has been designed to provice a relaxed and calm atmosphere. 


Forget-Me-Not Room

The Forget-Me-Not Room is a purpose built room for children and young people to spend time when they have reached the end of their lives. This room has a unique atmosphere that allows families to stay in an adjoining room with their children for as long as they need, to say their goodbyes in their own time. 

Sensory Room

Our purpose-built sensory room is a multi-functional room. It can provide a relaxing and calming atmosphere, as well as a stimulating and interactive space for children and young people to enjoy. 


Support for parents, families and carers

We support and teach parents and carers how to use specialist equipment and offer competency based, child and young person specific training and support. 

Transition Planning

We work in partnership with other agencies to facilitate a smooth and planned transition into adult services. 

Contact Details

Sunshine House:

01482 976 846 / 976 843

Referral Process 

Referrals can be made by parents/ carers, health professionals, social care and the voluntary sector.

Referrals are processed through the Single Point of Access Team for Community Nursing and Medical Services.


Telephone: 01482 221 261


If you would like to donate to Sunshine House to help buy special toys and treats for the children, you can do this through City Health Care Partnership Foundation. Just click on the logo to find out more.

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Investing in Children Award

Investing in Children

Sunshine House achieved Investing in Children Award for listening and engaging children and young people in dialogue that has led to change.