We can help by offering specialist therapeutic services to children, young people and their families where a child aged 0-24 has been diagnosed with cancer or a parent of a child aged 0-24 has been diagnosed with cancer.


If you live in the Republic of Ireland and have a child aged 0-18 diagnosed with cancer, referrals for therapeutic short breaks at Daisy Lodge are currently made through the Social Work team at Children’s Health Ireland.

Our Criteria for support is:

Children and young people aged 0-24 diagnosed with cancer in the last 2 years.

Parents diagnosed with cancer in the last year, who have children aged 0-24

Support is also offered where a child or parent has had a reoccurrence of their disease or they have been given a palliative diagnosis within the last year.

Make a Referral

You can make a self-referral by completing the online form below or a referral can be made on your behalf by a healthcare professional involved in your child’s or your own nursing or medical care.

Make a Referral

If you have any questions about our referral process, please contact our Community Team on 0044 28 9080 5599 or by emailing If you are enquiring about the referral process for therapeutic short breaks for families from the Republic of Ireland, please contact your Social Work Team at CHI Crumlin to request a referral form for a short break.