You’re not in this by yourself.

Hope is a registered charity offering support for young people when a loved one has a serious illness.

Hope is a registered UK charity that since 2009 has been supporting young people aged 11 to 25 when a close family member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, such as cancer, Covid-19 or other disease. We operate all over the UK and specialize in supporting young people through our network consisting of people who have been through something similar.

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Hope Support Services is proud to count these organisations among its main supporters
BBC Children in Need
Dulverton
The Garfield Weston Foundation
The National Lottery
To see all the incredible organisations that support us and to find out how to join them, please click here.

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You’ve got this. And we’re here to help.

We’re here to help young people aged 11 and over through a family health crisis. There are different ways of getting our support but wherever you live, Hope has something for you.


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Thinking about heading off to uni?

It can be particularly hard making the choice to go to university when somebody in your close family has been diagnosed with a terrible condition. Our volunteers have been there. See how they got through it.



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See how we help young people in need

A short film about Hope and the importance of the work we do. The film centers on our Blacksmith Project and was made with the kind collaboration of Rural Media.

Join us in making a massive difference to young people’s lives

Thanks to you, we’ve helped hundreds of young people when a close family member has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. But we need to reach thousands more. You can make a difference today.

See who Hope helps

Hope Support Services helps hundreds of children and young people each year when they’ve been affected by a family health crisis. Read what they are thinking and feeling here.


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Stories of Hope

Let’s talk about mental health… but not just today

You’ve probably have heard of World Mental Health Day recently, but let's talk about why it's important...

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HRH The Earl of Wessex visits Hope

In July 2020, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex paid a virtual visit to Hope...

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The Importance of Youth Work

This is a guest blog from Ian, who wanted to share his thoughts and experiences about what makes Youth Work...

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