The Butterfly Suite is a private and peaceful bedroom, lounge and adjoining garden – a space where families can take as much time as they need to say goodbye to their child who has died.

It helps make a sad time a little more bearable – an opportunity in which precious memories can be made, whether it’s a few final cuddles or a last bedtime story.

The suite is available to all families on the Fylde Coast whose child has died, even if the child has not used Brian House previously. We work closely with the hospital, but a family wanting to use the Butterfly Suite can call us anytime day or night on 01253 359365.

Those using the suite can bring their child’s toys, belongings and photos to make the room personal to them. If the family wants to stay close by, private self-contained accommodation is available at Brian House.

We work with the family and funeral directors to provide personal care to the child, from their arrival with us until their funeral. In addition, we have ‘cuddle cots’ that can be borrowed, if parents want to take their baby home for a while. We can also refer family members to our Linden Centre for bereavement support and counselling.

Without the support of Brian House both during Charlie’s short life and immediately following his passing, we really could not have coped.

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