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Due to major advances in medical care and technology, many children who suffer from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions are now able to live into young adulthood. As a result of this, there is a new need for respite care to extend beyond the children's services that Naomi House already provides.
The journey into adulthood can be an uncertain one and, when a child is suffering from an illness, this journey is only complicated further. Young people have their own unique needs that differ from those of children, meaning that a children's hospice is no longer a suitable place for them to live. Focused support throughout this period of transtion from children's to adult services is equally essential.
Jacksplace is our purpose-built unit for young people aged 16 and over. It was built in 2010 to meet the specific requirements of visitors who are no longer young enough to feel suited to the environment of the children's hospice. It is the forth unit of its kind in the country and provides unique support for young people with palliative care needs. The facility enables the charity to provide care centred on independence, privacy and dignity.
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