What We Do
LATCH supports the children who are receiving treatment for cancer at the Children’s Hospital for Wales and their families. Our catchment area stretches from Chepstow in the South to Aberystwyth in the North where an unbelievable 70 new cases are diagnosed every year.
Find out more about our essential support work, which is only made possible thanks to our supporters across Wales, via the links below. And if there's anything else you'd like to know, don't hesitate to get in touch!
LATCH supports children with cancer and leukaemia as well as their families from across Wales.
Home from Home Accommodation
LATCH's eight bedrooms are offered to families free of charge and help keep families together during their child’s stay in hospital.
Social Work Service
The LATCH Social Work Team is there to provide practical, emotional and financial support in a confidential environment.
LATCH funds two essential Clinical Psychologist roles to ensure families' emotional needs are taken care of throughout treatment and beyond.
Ward Based Support Worker
LATCH's Ward Based Support Workers lighten the load for families in so many ways - from entertaining children to shopping, anything to make the day easier.
Supporting the Paediatric Oncology Unit
Since its inception, LATCH has tirelessly fundraised for essential items for the Paediatric Oncology Unit.
Keeping Spirits Raised
LATCH's support for families extends to a number of trips throughout the year, as well as keeping Rainbow Ward's play room stocked with games and craft items.
Find out more about LATCH's revolutionary immersive sound and light technology which is helping children day in day out.
Find out more about our history, including the origin of the name 'LATCH'.
This section contains links to our important policies such as a data protection and safeguarding.
LATCH produces a monthly e-Newsletter which contains exciting updates on our work supporting children and their families across Wales. If you would like to receive the new LATCH e-Newsletter directly into your mailbox, simply click the sign-up button!