Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Children's Hospice
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  • Contact
    • The White House, Mallinson Park, High Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 9LB

About Haven House Children's Hospice

Haven House support children and young people aged from birth to 19 years old who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. Its mission is to provide the highest quality care, including respite and end-of-life care to babies, children and young people and their families across its local communities.

Since its inception in the 1990s, the charity has supported over 900 families across North and North East London, West Essex and East Hertfordshire.

Haven House have worked to ensure that every aspect of an employee’s experience during their time at the charity is a positive one. This has included improving access to online policies and procedures to enable staff to take control of their ability to improve their knowledge.

Chief Executive Mike Palfreman engages with every member of the organisation on a daily basis by having his lunch in the staff kitchen and volunteering within the care team and at the numerous fundraising events held at Haven House.

What is it like to work for Haven House Children's Hospice

Senior managers demonstrate their commitment to the organisation’s vision through leading by example and being both operational and strategic in their roles. Employees are given the chance to make recommendations on how the charity can create an environment that is supportive, respectful and inclusive of all.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Many staff have taken on independent fundraising for the charity, where £22,500 has been raised in the past 12 months. The organisation has very strong links with the local community, where it has offered ongoing volunteering opportunities, including work experience, to the wider community.
My Company
My Company
For the past five years, the charity has participated in the Birdsong annual staff survey, where staff have been given the chance to comment on all aspects of the organisation. Doing so, empowers employees in the discussion of improving their roles and gives them the chance to discuss areas of improvement.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

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    12% / 88%

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