Who We Are

We help children and young people, whose lives are too short, to make happy memories in an environment of fun, respect and above all, Outstanding Care.

The care we provide is free for families, but services cost £5.7 million to run every year with only 17% of funding we need coming from the government.

We provide respite and end-of-life care to more than 450 children and young people across the North West.

We do this 24 hours a day, seven days a week, We never close to those who need us.

Our help extends right across the family to brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents.

We look after children and young people right up until their 26th birthday offering palliative care, respite stays, day care, holidays and end of life support. We continue to offer transition support for those young people who are leaving us up until their 28th birthday ensuring they have a well-established network of support in their community.

What we do

Our history

The name Derian comes from a combination of the names of brothers Derek and Ian Haydock.

The Haydock family helped found the hospice after struggling to access services for Derek, who lived with a life-limiting condition.

The legacy of the Haydock family and their vision lives on in the name of the hospice.

Margaret Vinten was a pivotal role in moving Ian and Derek’s dream forward and found the perfect location in Astley Village.

As well as helping to design the hospice, she also oversaw the building work. She was the driving force behind the fundraising campaign to raise money for the project and recruiting supporters throughout the region.

The completed hospice was opened by the Duchess of Norfolk, Lavinia Fitzalan-Howard on October 11th 1993.

Derian House History