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Hand in Hand provides practical support services to families affected by childhood cancer throughout Ireland. We engage professional service providers to offer meals, domestic cleaning, laundry and childcare services. These supports are free of charge and aim to alleviate some of the stress associated with a child’s cancer diagnosis.

Domestic Cleaning

At Hand in Hand, we offer free domestic cleaning services to families affected by childhood cancer. When hospital stays and doctor appointments make staying on top of the housework difficult, we’re here to help. Our goal is to alleviate the burden of cleaning and day to day chores so families can spend more time concentrating on the important things. By partnering with local cleaning companies across the country for professional house cleaning services, we ensure your home is safe and clean. This allows families battling childhood cancer to focus on their little one’s health and spend precious quality time together. 

Childcare Support

We understand that helping your child to battle cancer can be difficult and stressful, so we want to do anything we can to ease the burdens of everyday life while dealing with such a struggle. We work with professional childcare providers for flexible and understanding services designed to meet your families needs. From collecting the children from school to helping them with their homework while you’re away for hospital visits, we can offer help and support during tough times. With Hand in Hand on call, you can be sure your kids will be safe and well cared for.  


We want families to worry about their children’s treatment and wellbeing and not their housekeeping, so we provide free laundry services to families battling a childhood cancer diagnosis. If a family needs help with laundry, we will work with a local laundrette in their area to ensure they have clean laundry, no matter the circumstances. Hand in Hand provides these services to families across the country who are dealing with these unfortunate circumstances in hopes of giving them one less thing to worry about.


When dealing with your child’s cancer treatment, the last thing on your mind is what you’re having for dinner. Hand in Hand provides family meal services across the country with the help of local services, supermarket vouchers, and online meal delivery services. When a family requires help with meals, we will work directly with them to find the best solution for their needs. Supplying families with nutritious food during cancer treatment helps them eat well and also reduces caregiver burden and stress. 

How do families avail of Hand in Hand’s services?

Families are usually referred to Hand in Hand by medical and social care staff at Children’s Health Ireland Crumlin and Temple Street. All Hand in Hand services are free of charge to families with a child undergoing cancer treatment. Families are always welcome to contact the us directly to enquire about support. Email Sarah at or call 091 880 360.

Practical Support

From household cleaning to family meal services, our practical support services ensure the little things are looked after when a child is diagnosed with cancer so families can focus on the big things like treatment, wellbeing and spending time together. 

Emotional Support

Children and their families often require emotional support through the difficult times a cancer diagnosis brings. We provide play therapy, counselling and more from the point of diagnosis onwards in a caring and supportive environment.

Get Involved

Your involvement, support and donations can have a huge impact on the lives of children with cancer and their families across Ireland. Money raised is used to fund our essential services so any support you can offer is much appreciated. 

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Omni Park Shopping Centre, Swords Rd, Whitehall, Dublin 9, Ireland

+353 1 862 1331

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