Make a Referral - find out more

Our Criteria for support is:

Children and young people

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

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


Parents diagnosed within the last year, or diagnosed prior to this date, but have disease recurrence in the last year and have a child aged 0-17.

As we are not a standalone bereavement service, we cannot accept referrals where pre-bereavement support is unlikely/not possible eg: were someone has short weeks to live.

All diagnosed parents/their families will be offered one short break at Daisy lodge.

Support for diagnosed parents with children under the age of 5 will consist of one short break at Daisy Lodge.


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 NI Community Team on 028 9080 5599 or our ROI Community team on 01 562 1580 or by emailing

Please be aware that requests for therapeutic short breaks at Daisy Lodge for ROI families are managed through our staff based at CHI at Crumlin and our community based team, as we have a limited number available each year. Please contact a member of our ROI Community Team member on 01 562 1580 for more information.