The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation is a nationwide charity that offers support, advocacy and an in-home nursing service to help children and their families under the age of six years who have a significant neurodevelopmental delay involving severe learning difficulties. This may include infants whose developmental future is uncertain. Support is also offered to all families whose child is approaching end of life within our age limit regardless of their diagnosis.
Our role includes listening to parents and seeking solutions which can sometimes mean making representations to other health care professionals and the government. The aim of our service is to reduce some of the worries/difficulties that come when caring for a child with additional needs while also allowing families to take a break.
We support children from birth to age five in every county in Ireland without a waiting list. Every €16 raised equals one hour of in home nursing support.