Little Heroes Care Program

Our vision is to fulfill the unmet needs of seriously ill children and their families, to ensure they have access to the very best care, regardless of how rare their diagnosis is.

Little Heroes Care works closely with like-minded charities and medical institutions to achieve this vision, and offers support services to seriously ill children and families based in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Little Heroes Care support includes:

  • Practical assistance, therapies and equipment for children and families being cared for by the Paediatric Palliative Care Service at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital

  • Access to car parking close to the hospital

  • Professional home cleaning support during intensive treatment 

  • In-home nursing support for children with Epidermolysis Bullosa (also known as “butterfly children”) in South Australia. This specialised nursing care reduces the need for hospital stays and gives parents  respite from the traumatic task of changing their child’s dressings daily

  • Fuel cards to help with the costs of travelling for treatment

  • Grocery vouchers to help with the costs of living between home and the hospital

  • Financial assistance to help cover household bills and unexpected costs 

  • Provision of ‘Hospital PJs’ specially designed for easy access to ports and lines

  • Alex’s Playground – providing backyard play equipment for seriously ill children with critically low immune systems

  • Growing Up Smiling Dental Program through North Adelaide Dental Care for patients and siblings

  • Education and tuition support- including school choice consultancy and advice and parenting seminars through a partnership with Feegrade Educational Consultancy

Watch Today Tonight's stories on Alex and Ivy below and see how their battles have inspired recent Little Heroes Foundation projects.