Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Children's hospice and hospice-at-home care
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  • Contact
    • Barclays House, 1 Wimborne Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2BB

About Julia's House

Julia’s House are an award-winning children’s hospice in Dorset and Wiltshire, which provides care for those with life-shortening or life-threatening conditions, as well as support for their families.

Working from 13 sites across the region, the organisation looks to improve the lives of families by lobbying government for greater respite support in order to reduce the number of parents splitting up due to stress.

Through its core values of integrity, stability and compassion, Julia’s House also seek to be a positive place for all staff to work. Teamwork is promoted through an annual staff and volunteers away day, which is packed with interesting talks from the front line of care services.

Chief Executive Martin Edwards has headed operations at Julia’s House since 2005. Martin is dedicated to keeping in touch with members of the team by working from different premises and attending team meetings, where he encourages staff to share any questions they may have.

What is it like to work for Julia's House

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Julia’s House has moved all energy contracts to renewables, and the broker has sponsored and protected 1,000 acres of endangered Mexican rainforest in return. Many staff have done sponsored challenges to raise money for Julia's House, including trekking across the Alps and running marathons.
My Company
My Company
The hospices provide palliative and respite care for children with a life-threatening condition, and support for their families. Their values are: compassionate and caring; honesty and integrity; it's up to all of us; listen and learn; and determined to excel.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Julia’s House recently increased annual leave for all staff to 30 days plus bank holidays - compared with a national average of 20.

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    12% / 88%

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