As a charity that works in partnership with the NHS, we find innovative ways to ensure that children and families have the care and support they need. We do this through improving the healthcare outcomes and resilience of children and families, and we focus on complex, lifelong conditions that are underfunded and under resourced. The outcomes we are aiming to achieve are:
Improved quality of care
Improved experience of care
Improved efficiency and cost effectiveness of care
Improved resilience of seriously ill children and their families
Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses are a vital lifeline to the children and their families, supporting them clinically and emotionally. They co-ordinate care and are often there for them until adulthood. Although Roald Dahl Nurses operate across a number of different specialisms, they are all specialist nurses who are make a huge difference to children and families.
Nurse Development is key to a Roald Dahl Nurse improving the care and support they give. We work with our nurses to offer opportunities to improve their skills, to build a peer network and to ensure that best practice is shared across the Roald Dahl Nurse network. We also work with our nurses on leadership and service improvement, making them incredibly valuable to their services.
We support Roald Dahl Nurses to solve problems creatively. Using a cohort approach, and through forming partnerships we work closely with our nurses to improve healthcare outcomes for children through innovation.
Our Marvellous Family Support Service helps families to access their benefit entitlements. This support service helps families to overcome financial worries, helping to relieve some of their stress and anxiety.
Visit our impact page to see how we make big changes to children's lives.
In order to support the delivery of our charitable programmes, we raise money in various ways including through corporate partnerships, grants, fundraising events and donations. We are very grateful to all of our generous supporters without whom our work would not be possible.
If you have a specific query about the charity which is not answered on this website, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team.
We have a sister charity - The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. They are a separate registered charity who celebrate the stories and legacy of Roald Dahl, the world’s number one storyteller. It is a great little family attraction in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, the heart of Roald Dahl country.
You can find out more information on them here.