Welcome to The Maypole Project

Francesca - The Maypole ProjectThe Maypole Project provides a lifeline of support for children with complex medical needs and their whole family. We support many children with life threatening, life limiting illnesses and their families every year across South East London.

The Maypole Project provides unique emotional support that is ongoing, flexible, responsive, professional and confidential. Each family is supported by one of our key workers who are specifically trained and supervised to offer emotional support, which ranges from befriending to counselling or therapy. This can be offered to whole families, one to one, couples, groups, and also extends into provision of information, advice and advocacy.

Why we are needed

Every year, 12 to 17 of every 10,000 children are diagnosed with an illness and/or disability that threatens or shortens life, 65% of these families will need to seek professional support.

The diagnosis itself is life-shattering and stressful for each and every family member.

We are a charity, and we rely on the generosity of our supporters to enable us to continue to provide vital support and services to families who have children with complex and life threatening illnesses. There are lots of ways you can get involved.

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