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Our Family Accommodation

Finding yourself far from home and loved ones, with a critically ill child to support can be incredibly stressful. Our three family accommodation houses are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and just a stone’s throw away from Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Cots for Tots House

Cots for Tots House give parents and siblings a free, private and comforting space of their own for as long they need. 1,657 families have called this house their home since it opened in 2012, with our longest resident staying for 11 months.

Close enough to be by their little one in just minutes, Cots for Tots House offers precious peace of mind to parents going through one of the toughest times of their lives.

The outside of Paul's House, one of The Grand Appeal's free family accommodation houses

Paul’s House

Since opening in 2018, we have welcomed 454 families of seriously ill children at Bristol Children’s Hospital. Like Cots for Tots House, Paul’s House gives parents a comforting space to call their own, allowing them to focus fully on supporting their sick child.

Grand Appeal House

Opened in 2020, Grand Appeal House is home to parents of critically ill children in both the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Bristol Children’s Hospital. It gives families the space to sleep, eat and recharge.

Every single day, I meet people from all over the country and from all walks of life. When they step into their room, know it’s theirs, it’s free, and it’s so close to their child, you can visibly see the burden lift from their shoulders. Your support means so much to these families.

Anne, Family Accommodation Manager
Anne, Family Accommodation Manager

As Bristol Children’s Hospital treats more patients from the largest geographic area of any children’s hospital in England, the demand for our family accommodation continues to grow. We need your help to support these families during their lowest moments.

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