Direct family support
Often children with severe burns are admitted to specialist burns services in hospitals far from their home – sometimes over 100 miles away. Parents coping with the trauma of a seriously ill child and trying to juggle travel, childminding siblings and their jobs can find mounting expenses a serious problem. Following referral from the relevant clinical burns specialists we help families throughout the UK to cope with these initial costs.
A burn injury is for life, the scars are physical as well as psychological and can feel like a life sentence. Children can encounter problems at school and again, following referral from specialists, we can help with funding for therapeutic support. We are always looking at how we can increase the direct support we give to families and can often put parents who would like to talk to others whose children have suffered similar injuries in touch with each other. Other organisations that might be able to help in this respect are:
Parent/Carer Facebook Group
In April 2020 we launched a private Facebook Group where parents and carers of children with a burn or scald injury can communicate and support one another. If you are a parent or carer of a burn survivor and would like to join this private group please click here. The Children’s Burns Trust cannot provide advice or support via this group, to contact the charity directly please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any specific questions that we may be able to help you with please contact us.