Camp Simcha

Camp Simcha provides a range of practical and emotional support services to families coping with serious childhood illness.

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When a child is diagnosed with a serious or life-threatening illness the whole family’s world is shattered.

Camp Simcha helps the whole family
It is not just the child and their parents who are impacted, but also siblings, grandparents and extended family as overnight their world changes and ‘normal’ family life is wiped out. This is where Camp Simcha steps in with our wide range of over 20 practical, emotional and therapeutic support services which are specifically designed to help put families back together again.

How do we help?
We now have 13  family liaison officers delivering 8,500 hours of care per year to 1,000 family members we directly support. With our hospital programmes our services impact the lives of over 8,000 children throughout the UK.

Who do we help?
We help children from 0-18 and their families from all across the UK no matter what their level of Jewish observance. We support children with a full range of medical conditions which you can see here.These are only examples of the conditions that children we have supported have had. We may be able to help with other conditions, so if you have any concerns about a child with a serious illness or medical condition of any kind please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing Neville Goldschneider in absolute confidence or calling him on 0208 202 9297.

How many families do we help?
In the past 12 months, Camp Simcha’s services team has made over 7,000 support calls throughout the UK; provided 2,500 hospital transport journeys, over 1,000 sessions ofhome-based art therapies, 500 counselling sessions and set up 80 packages of respite care.

Bringing light into lives.
Equally important is our fantastic programme of retreats, parties and events for all the family.

We run on average 25 events for families each year, as well as 4 annual retreats catering for over 600 people. These powerful positive experiences provide brief periods of joy and normality that help keep families together during a time of extreme stress and turmoil.